Work Permit Guideliness

Work Permit Guideliness


Students age 14 through 17 years old will need to obtain an Employment Certificate (Work Permit) to be employed in the State of Indiana. The student must bring a completed Intent to Employ/A-1 card, signed by the prospective employer and the student’s parent/guardian. The student must also present either a birth certificate or driver’s license as proof of age.

The issuing officer may deny/revoke a work permit to a minor: 

  • whose attendance is not in good standing, as determined by the school; 
  • And/Or, whose academic performance does not meet the school’s standards. 


After the eighth (8) unexcused absences from school in a semester, a student will be denied issuance of an Employment Certificate (IC 20-8.1-4-12) and an Employment Certificate previously issued will be revoked (IC 20-8.1-4-32). The parents and employer will be notified.


A work permit will be issued if the student has a 2.0 or above GPA on the most recent semester grade report.  If the student does not meet the GPA requirement, s/he will be denied issuance of a permit and a permit previously issued will be revoked. The parents and employer will be notified.

A student whose employment certificate (work permit) is denied or revoked is entitled to a periodic review of the attendance record and grades to determine whether the revocation should continue. A periodic review will take place at the end of each semester.

The denial of a work permit may be appealed to the principal of the school that the minor attends. The work permit may then be issued or denied at the discretion of the principal. 

Should the work permit be revoked at the end of the school year, special provisions will be given to that student and he/she will be allowed to work during the summer while school is not in session.  


I have read and I understand the conditions for issuing and revoking a work permit.  I understand that when any of these conditions are not met, the work permit can be denied or revoked.

________________                ___________________          _____________________

     Employer                                 Parent/Guardian                           Student

 Legal Reference:  I.C. 20-8.1-4-1 et seq.

Adopted:  November 15, 2017