Professional and Vocational Licensing (PVL)

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.




Barbering and Cosmetology
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
Pest Control
Pharmacy and Pharmacist
Physical Therapy
Private Detective and Guard
Real Estate
Speech Pathology and Audiology
Activity Desk
Appraisal Management Company
Athletic Trainers
Behavior Analysts
Cemetery and Pre-Need Funeral Authority
Collection Agency
Condominium Property Regimes
Dispensing Optician
Employment Agency
Hearing Aid Dealer and Fitter
Marriage and Family Therapist
Mental Health Counselor
Mixed Martial Arts Contests
Nurse Aide
Nursing Home Administrator
Occupational Therapy
Port Pilot
Real Estate Appraiser
Respiratory Therapist
Social Worker
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.

What’s New

Motor Vehicle Repair Board Meeting SchedulePosted on March 13, 2018
Nursing Board Meeting SchedulePosted on February 26, 2018
Acupuncture Board Meeting SchedulePosted on February 22, 2018
Pharmacy and Pharmacist Board Meeting SchedulePosted on February 14, 2018
Optometry Board Meeting SchedulePosted on January 26, 2018

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