Attention Virginia Youth Employers:

The Department of Labor and Industry is excited to announce the existing Virginia Electronic Employment Certificate System will be replaced with a new modern and innovative system to streamline the process for employers, prospective youth employees and their legal guardians. The current system will be retired on June 30, 2024 and the new system will launch in July 2024.  Employers will lose access to Employment Certificates and associated data available through the current system on June 30, 2024. In the interim, employers are welcome to submit paper Employment Certificate applications while the electronic system is being upgraded. Please visit www.doli.virginia.gov/labor-law-youth-employment/#EC for further details.

Pursuant to the Virginia’s Child Labor Laws (Virginia Code § 40.1-78 et seq.), a copy of the Employment Certificate signed by the minor must be maintained at the minor’s worksite and available for review by a Compliance Officer at the time of any audit or inspection. In preparation, we strongly recommend that employers have all documents downloaded from the current system prior to June 30, 2024.

The new system will require employers to register with a new, unique account, and none of the previous Employment Certificates will be available through the new portal.  Your Federal Employer Identification Number will be required to register a new account. This will allow you, as a business, to better manage the youth Employment Certificates across your organization.

Thank you for your trust and patience as we work to better serve the Commonwealth!


You may pay for your inspection certificate invoice online. Accepted methods of payment include:

  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Electronic Check (E-Check)
  • Electronic Transfer (EDI)
  • Money Order
  • Cash IS NOT accepted

If you wish to pay by credit card or e-check, you will need certain information from your invoice, including invoice number and the Virginia number (VA number) of one of the objects. The VA number can be found on the table that appears on the invoice. You will only need to provide one VA number, even if your invoice lists several object numbers.

For all other methods of payment, please follow the instructions on the invoice and the remittance form you received.

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