The age and schooling certificate shall be approved by the
principal, headmaster, or equivalent administrative officer of the
school which the child attends or should be attending or by one of
the child's parents if the child is being schooled at home, who
shall, for the purpose of this article, be empowered to administer an
oath. The principal, headmaster, or equivalent administrative
officer of the school which the child attends or should be attending
or by one of the child's parents if the child is being schooled at
home, shall approve such certificate only upon the application in
person of the child desiring employment accompanied by its parents,
guardian or custodian, and after having received, examined and
approved documentary evidence of age, showing that the child is
fourteen (14) years of age, or over, which evidence shall consist of
one of the following named proofs of age, duly attested, and the
proof accepted shall be specified in the certificate issued to the
child; the proof specified in subdivision (a) shall be required
first, but if this is not available then one of the proofs specified
in the succeeding subdivisions shall be required and in the order
designated until the age of the child be established, as follows:
(a) A birth certificate or transcript thereof issued by a
registrar of vital statistics or other officer charged with the duty
of recording births which certificate or transcript thereof shall be
prima facie evidence of the age of the child.
(b) A certificate of baptism or transcript thereof, showing the
date of birth and place of baptism of the child.
(c) A passport showing the age of the child; or a certificate of
arrival in the United States, issued by the United States immigration
officer and showing the age of the child; or a life insurance policy
at least one (1) year old showing the age of the child or other
credible evidence as may be approved by the Commissioner.
Every employment certificate shall be signed, in the presence of
the officer issuing the same by the child in whose name it is issued.