How to Get a Work Permit for a New Job:
Step 1: Secure a job/get hired
Step 2: Download and print the Request for a Work Permit Form: CDE Form B1-1
Step 3: Fill in the form (remember, a parent signature and employer signature is required).
Step 4: Turn in your Request form to the College & Career Center at ORHS: open Monday -Friday, 8am-4pm, Allow 24 to 48 hours for processing
Step 5: Receive your completed Work Permit (signed by a school administrator), sign your name at the bottom, and bring it to your employer.
How to Renew your Work Permit for the Same Job:
Step 1: Come into the Center and provide your full legal name
Step 2: Come back in 2 days to pick up your work permit
All Work Permits issued over Summer or during the 2021-2022 school year will EXPIRE on August 15th. If plan to stay employed, please visit the College & Career Center during the first week of school and ask for a renewed Work Permit. After August 15th, all students will be asked to turn in an updated and signed Request for a Work Permit (CDE Form B1-1).
General Work Permit Process
When school is in session for the 2022 - 2023 school year
A Work Permit is required for employed students under 18 years of age who are still required to attend high school.
Step 1) Get a job. Work Permits are specific to your employer. Once you secure a job, then you can request a Work Permit from Oak Ridge High School.
Step 2) Bring your completed Request for a Work Permit to the College & Career Center. You must include a parent and employer signature.
Please download 1 of these request forms:
Entertainment Work Permit (only for those students planning to work in the entertainment industry (ie. modeling or acting)
Step 3) Allow up to 2 days for processing. Then, stop back by the College & Career Center to sign and pick up your Work Permit. Then, you'll simply give it to your employer.
FAQ for ORHS Students
If I am 18, do I need a Work Permit?
If I am officially enrolled in Independent Study Program, can I work more hours?
No. The same rules apply to every student. If you are in a work experience program, exceptions can be made by your school Counselor.