All students under 18 years old (minors) who work in New Jersey must have an employment certificate — also called “working papers.”
OCHS provides the following instructions below for both OCHS students and visiting students who are working in Ocean City.
INSTRUCTIONS TO COMPLETE WORKING PAPERS
Please read instructions in full and complete the steps in chronological order as outlined. Failure to do so will result in delay of your papers being authorized, and will create additional steps that may prohibit your working papers from being processed. Please remember - The OCHS SECTIONS OF THE FORM are completed LAST. Once all other steps are completed, bring your form to the Ocean City High School Main Office to be processed.
MINOR (student) WILL COMPLETE:
A. PERSONAL INFORMATION – To be fully completed by applicant and Parent/Guardian. *Minor’s Social Security Number and Parent Signature are required.
B. EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION - Must be completed by your employer.
*Employer Signature is required.
C. PHYSICIAN’S CERTIFICATE - Must be completed by your physician with the date of examination and appropriate box checked.
*Physician’s Signature is required.
D. PROOF OF AGE - If you are a student at OCHS, proof of age is not required.
***All visiting students not attending OCHS must attach proof of age documents and a valid school ID or Driver’s License when emailing completed working papers. Examples of these documents would be Birth Certificate, Passport or Driver’s License.
F. ISSUING OFFICER CERTIFICATION (SIGNATURE ONLY) - Minor’s signature is required in this section.
OCHS WILL COMPLETE:
E. SCHOOL RECORD - to be completed by OCHS authorized personnel. THIS SECTION IS COMPLETED ONLY AFTER THE FORM IS FILLED OUT COMPLETELY AS INSTRUCTED ABOVE.
F. ISSUING OFFICER CERTIFICATION - To be completed and signed by OCHS authorized personnel. THIS SECTION IS COMPLETED ONLY AFTER THE FORM IS FILLED OUT COMPLETELY AS INSTRUCTED ABOVE.
Once all the above sections are complete you can bring your form to the Ocean City High School Main Office to be processed.
If all instructions were completed correctly, and all signatures are in the correct spot, your working papers will be processed and returned to you.
If you have any questions please call the Ocean City High School Main Office at (609) 399-1290.