Working Papers (Employment Certificates)

Students between 14-17 years of age must have an employment certificate in order to work. Students can apply for an employment certificate at TPS

How to apply.

1. Fill out the New York State application available on the NY State Education Website(Open external link) – click on “Application for Employment Certificate – AT-17

2. Items required

a) Proof of age (Birth Certificate, Passport, Permanent Resident card, State Photo I.D.)

b) Note from doctor stating that you are physically fit and healthy to work.

c) Copy of your social security card

3. Bring your completed application along with items a, b & c (above) to Mr. Argento in room 206 or Ms. Cook in room 117. Please note this is a 24- to 48-hour process.