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Child Performer

As of November 20, 2013, child models who live or work in New York State are covered by the Labor Law and regulations as Child Performers. The basic requirements for parents, guardians, and employers of child models are as follows: Employers who engage a child model to work in this state must obtain a certificate to employ the model. Parents or guardians must obtain a Child Performer Permit so the model is eligible to work in this state.

Please read these FAQs for more information. All necessary forms, documents, and more FAQs can be found below.

Applications received after April 15, 2013 must be on current forms available through this website.  Any application that does not have the correct attachments may be returned. 



Article 4-A Employment & Education of Child Performers

Part 186 - Child Performer Regulations

Frequently Asked Questions about Child Perfomers

Child Performer Permitted Working Hours

Employer Certificate Application Form

Employer Group Certificate Application Form

Notice of Use of Child Performers

Application for Variance from the Child Performers Regulations

Child Performer Permit Application Form

Academic Verification Form

Physical Fitness Certification for Child Performers

Emergency Contact Form

Child Performer Online Application System

WC/DB Coverage Verification Form 

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