A child 14 or 15 years of age must obtain a work certificate and submit it to the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Standards for employment during the school year. Regardless of where the child attends school (public, private or home school), the work certificate must be obtained from the superintendent or authorized designee of the public school where the child resides. Please duplicate these forms for use within your district.
- The Certificate to Employ a Child During the School Term is for employment during non-school hours from Labor Day to June 1. This form should be duplicated on WHITE paper.
- The Certificate to Employ a Child for Full-Time Employment is for employment during the summer from June 1 to Labor Day. This form should be duplicated on YELLOW paper.
Contact the Division of Labor Standards at 573-751-3403 for additional information regarding work certificates or state child labor laws. These forms relate only to compliance with state labor laws, the federal wage and hour law provides a separate standard for child labor.