Professional and Vocational Licensing (PVL)

Due to COVID-19 and for the health and safety of both consumers and staff, walk-in services at the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs offices are available during abbreviated hours between 7:45 a.m. to 12 p.m., Monday through Friday, until further notice. 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.

LICENSE RENEWAL EXTENSION: The deadline to renew current licenses that expire by June 30, 2020, has been extended to July 31, 2020. Licenses eligible for the extension are listed here.

Licensees that hold an active and current license may continue to perform licensed activities until July 31, 2020, as permitted by current state law and administrative rules, in compliance with existing emergency proclamations and executive orders.

Welcome to the Professional and Vocational Licensing Division. PVL is responsible for 25 professional boards and commissions and 26 licensing programs. In total, the Division licenses 51 different professions and vocations. To learn more about a specific licensing area, please choose from the list below.

For Board and Committee Meeting Schedules and agendas click on State Calendar.

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://pvl.ehawaii.gov/mypvl

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.