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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.  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

Application for a Child Performer Permit

Child Performer School Form

Child Performer Health Form

Child Performer Trust Account Form 

Emergency Contact Form

Child Performer Online Application System

WC/DB Coverage Verification Form 

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