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Child Performer Services Permit Application Process

Please follow the three steps below to obtain a CPS permit. You may want to review the frequently asked questions prior to starting the application process. Please note that licensed talent agents and certified studio teachers are exempt from this requirement.
  1. Print and fill out the Request for Live Scan Services form and take it with you when you get fingerprinted. (You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print the form.)
  2. Get fingerprinted at a Live Scan location. Applicant Notification and Record Challenge: Your fingerprints will be used to check the criminal history records of the FBI. You have the opportunity to complete or challenge the accuracy of the information contained in the FBI identification record. The procedure for obtaining a change, correction, or updating an FBI identification record are set for in Title 28, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 16.34.
  3. Complete the permit application online.
    1. Create an online account. Click the “First time user” button to the right if this is your first time in the system. Otherwise, sign in with your user name and password.
    2. Complete the online application. Be sure to save your application if you do not complete it in one sitting. (You will need information from your completed Request for Live Scan Services form to complete the permit application.)
    3. Pay the fee online.* Effective July 1, 2018, $198 for initial appliction fee and $166 for renewal application fee in addition to the cost for fingerprints.
    4. Submit the application online.

Please allow 45 days to process the application. The Labor Commissioner’s Office will notify you of your permit status. If you have questions or concerns regarding the Child Performer Services permit, please contact us at

Search for a Child Performer Services Permit holder

The Labor Commissioner’s Office will maintain and regularly update this database. Interested parents, guardians, and employers should consult it on a regular basis. Please read Question 2 of the frequently asked questions to learn more about the database.

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