Student Work Permits
ISSUANCE OF STUDENT WORK PERMITS
The Work Experience Education Office will be OPEN on Friday, October 15th from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Due to Safe School Support, the Work Experience Education (WEE) office staff will be deployed to support schools the week of October 18th. Minors who seek a work permit will not be able to obtain a work permit from the WEE office.
Please check our website on October 25th for new updates.
Before visiting the Work Experience Education Office for a Work Permit,
please read the below instructions on requirements for obtaining a work permit and our office hours calendar
Students seeking a General Work Permit during the academic year must contact their school of attendance first to determine if their school is issuing work permits. If work permits may not be obtained from the home school site, the Work Experience Education Office is available to assist students. However, effective, Monday, August 16, 2021, a student seeking a work permit from the Work Experience Education Office will also need an Authorization Letter from their home school.
Before visiting the Work Experience Education Office for a General Work Permit, the student MUST present the following:
- Statement of Intent to Employ a Minor and Request for a Work Permit - Certificate of Age B1-1 form (Must be completed in full by the student, parent, and employer). Students should NOT email this form to and from the employer. You are jeopardizing your personal information being exposed to hackers.
- School Authorization Letter from the student's home school. (Exception: High School graduates only need to present their High School Diploma).
- Current Photo ID (Government ID, Valid Passport, or Photo School ID: must include the date of birth.
General Work Permits may NOT be issued electronically due to the sensitive nature of Personal Identifiable Information (PII).
Our office is located in downtown Los Angeles at 333 S. Beaudry Ave, Los Angeles CA 90017 (Office entrance is on 4th Street and Boylston Street).
An appointment is not necessary to visit our office. When meeting with our personnel, please make sure that you are wearing your face covering, and please follow social distancing requirements. If you come to our office, there is a map provided under our LAUSD parking map link below.
If you are a minor seeking a work permit in the entertainment business, you will need to download the Entertainment Work Permit Application The EWP must be signed and stamped by the minor's Home School. The document may be emailed to the minor's home school administrator or designee for verification of Satisfactory Grades and Attendance. The LAUSD WEE Office CANNOT sign on the school's behalf.
It is the parent/guardian's responsibility to contact the Entertainment Work Permit office to obtain the legal work permit. Additional information for obtaining an Entertainment Work Permit may be found by visiting the EWP Website: Entertainment Work Permits