Professional and Vocational Licensing (PVL)

In accordance with Gov. Ige’s Executive Order, beginning Sept. 13, 2021, all visitors to the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs should be prepared to provide verification of being fully vaccinated or a negative COVID-19 test result in order to enter the state facility. The test sample cannot be taken more than 72 hours prior to time of entry and must be administered or observed by an authorized site or healthcare provider. All approved visitors are still required to wear masks, physically distance, and obey instructions as directed by staff while inside. People under the age of 12, who are not yet eligible for the vaccine, are exempt from the requirement.

The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs resumed most walk-in services during normal business hours between 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding state holidays. Please observe proper safety protocols (e.g., face covering and physical distancing) when visiting.

Staff continue to telework and remain available during normal hours to meet the needs of the public over the phone (808-586-3000) and by email (reach the appropriate Board, Program, or Commission via https://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/contact/). The public is strongly encouraged to continue calling in or utilizing the available online services. For a full listing of DCCA’s online services please go to https://cca.hawaii.gov/covid19.

Welcome to the Professional and Vocational Licensing Division. PVL is responsible for 25 professional boards and commissions and 27 licensing programs. In total, the Division licenses 52 different professions and vocations. To learn more about a specific licensing area, please choose from the list below.

PRINT YOUR LICENSE POCKET ID AND WALL CERTIFICATE ONLINE

Effective April 18, 2019, you must retrieve and print your pocket ID card and wall certificate via your MyPVL account.  No other notice will be provided.

GO TO: https://mypvl.dcca.hawaii.gov/

Log in with your existing MyPVL account or sign up for a new MyPVL account
View List of License Types Issued Wall Certificates

PVL FAQ’s

Boards

Programs

Accountancy
Acupuncture
Barbering and Cosmetology
Boxing
Chiropractor
Contractor
Dentist and Dental Hygienist
Electrician and Plumber
Elevator Mechanic
Engineer, Architect, Surveyor and Landscape Architect
Massage Therapy
Medical and Osteopathy (MD, DO, EMT-Basic, EMT-Paramedic, Physician Assistant, and Podiatrist)
Motor Vehicle Industry
Motor Vehicle Repair
Naturopathic Medicine
Nursing
Optometry
Pest Control
Pharmacy and Pharmacist
Physical Therapy
Private Detective and Guard
Psychology
Real Estate
Speech Pathology and Audiology
Veterinary
Activity Desk
Appraisal Management Company
Athletic Trainers
Behavior Analysts
Cemetery and Pre-Need Funeral Authority
Collection Agency
Condominium Property Regimes
Dispensing Optician
Electrologist
Employment Agency
Hearing Aid Dealer and Fitter
Marriage and Family Therapist
Mental Health Counselor
Midwives
Mixed Martial Arts Contests
Nurse Aide
Nursing Home Administrator
Occupational Therapy
Port Pilot
Real Estate Appraiser
Respiratory Therapist
Social Worker
Subdivision
Time Share
Travel Agency
Uniform Athlete Agents
Veterinary Technician

Enforcement of the state’s licensing laws for these boards and programs are handled by DCCA’s Regulated Industries Complaints Office (RICO) .  To verify the current status of a licensee and if the licensee has a prior complaint history contact the RICO Consumer Resource Center at (808) 587-3295 or (808) 587-4272.

For questions about registering a business contact the Business Registration (BREG) Division.