Work Permits 

All work permits are issued through the child's school district if he or she is enrolled in an Illinois public school. 

Please contact your child's district office for a list of their issuing officers.

​The Regional Office of Education #8 would only issue a work permit for those that are homeschooled or if the child lives out-of-state but will be working in Illinois.

For a minor child (ages 0-15 years of age) to be able to work in Illinois, he or she must be issued a work permit.  Permit is valid for 1 year from the time of issuance for the employer listed.

You will need to contact the Regional Office of Education #8 to set up an appointment in order to get a work permit for those homeschooled or living out-of-state. 

Please review the work permit informational packet by clicking on this link.   


The Regional Office of Education has information for families who are interested in pursuing the homeschool option.

Please select the links on this page. These links will take you to an informational page containing answers to common questions as well as links and web addresses to important forms needed for homeschooling.

Should you have more questions concerning homeschooling, please contact the Regional Office of Education. 


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