Working Papers

The Office of Career & Technical Education is responsible for issuing working permits for all Philadelphia students ages 14 to 18.

Please note:  Working Papers WILL NOT BE REQUIRED for any WorkReady Summer 2020 opportunities.

Due to COVID-19, The School District of Philadelphia has created a process that will allow minors to obtain their working papers in two ways: Virtually by appointment and In-Person by Appointment.

“In-Person” – At the 440 Education Center through APPOINTMENT ONLY on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00am to 2:00pm through a safe and secure process that follows COVID-19 restrictions. (Please be aware that everyone is required to wear face coverings and maintain 6-feet distance from others.)

Click here for In-Person Appointments

“Virtually” – Minor completes online application, Parent/Guardian signs form, emails completed and signed application to Issuing Officer, Issuing Officer sends an appointment request to minor via Google Meet to verify proof of age, and the actual Working Paper Blue Card will be mailed to minor via USPS.

Click here for Virtual Appointments


For more information about the PA Child Labor Law, please click here.

Please continue to monitor the District’s website for updates.