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RELEASE: Online Licensing Applications Now Accepted at MyPVL

Posted on Apr 28, 2020 in News Releases, PVL

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS

Professional and Vocational Licensing Division

DAVID Y. IGE
GOVERNOR

CATHERINE P. AWAKUNI COLÓN
DIRECTOR

CHARLENE TAMANAHA
LICENSING ADMINISTRATOR

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 28, 2020

Online Licensing Applications Now Accepted at MyPVL

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) Professional and Vocational Licensing Division (PVL) announced today that new completed licensing applications can now be submitted online through MyPVL (https://pvl.ehawaii.gov/mypvl).

With the recent COVID-19 Stay-at-Home proclamation and closure of State of Hawaii offices, walk-in services are unavailable at this time. Most new licensing applications could only be accepted by mail. Beginning this week, applicants can submit their completed application, required documentation, and payment online through MyPVL, from the comfort and safety of their home without going to the post office. Staff will be able to process the paperless application electronically. Based on the license type, some restrictions may apply.

“The safety and well-being of our licensees and staff are important to us,” said Charlene Tamanaha, Licensing Administrator for PVL. “In this critical time, it’s even more important for us to expand access and services to our licensees while making the interaction as easy and efficient as possible.”

MyPVL is a one-stop-shop to manage an existing license or to register as a professional licensee with over 146,512 individual accounts, managing 159,169 licenses and 26,887 applications. Approximately 92% of license renewals are completed within MyPVL.

The Professional and Vocational Licensing Division licenses 52 different professions and vocations to include 25 licensing regulatory boards and commissions as well as 27 licensing programs. PVL handles about 20,000 new applicants and over 60,000 license renewals, plus thousands of address or name changes annually.

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Media Contact:

William Nhieu
Communications Officer
Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
Email:  [email protected]
Phone: (808) 586-7582