Licensing Area: Accountancy

ATTENTION!!! ALL CPA FIRMS WITH FIRM PERMITS TO PRACTICE SUBJECT TO RENEWAL ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 31, 2015

AS OF 4:00 P.M. ON DECEMBER 18, 2015, ONLINE RENEWAL IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE!

IF YOU DID NOT RENEW YOUR FIRM PERMIT TO PRACTICE BEFORE 4:00 P.M. ON DECEMBER 18, 2015, YOU MUST RENEW WITH A HARD COPY FORM!

The online Firm Permit to Practice (“FPTP”) renewal process has been disabled as this time. The Board of Public Accountancy (“Board”) has extended the deadline to file a FPTP renewal application to January 31, 2016. To renew after December 18, 2015 at 4:00 P.M., CPA firms must utilize the attached HARD COPY RENEWAL APPLICATION FORM.

Note: If you already renewed prior to 4:00 P.M. on December 18, 2015, you do not need to do anything else.

If you are reading this on the Board’s website, please download the FPTP renewal form. If you are reading this announcement from an email from your association or other source, please go to the Board’s website at cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/boards/accountancy to download the FPTP renewal form. You will need to select either the “Sole Owner” or “Entity” Renewal Application. Complete the form and submit it with applicable renewal fees to the Board as follows:

MAIL: PERSONAL DELIVERY:

Board of Public Accountancy
FPTP Renewal
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, Hawaii 96801
or
Board of Public Accountancy
FPTP Renewal
335 Merchant Street, #301
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

The DEADLINE to submit your CPA FPTP renewal is January 31, 2016. A postmark date of January 31, 2016 will be honored as a timely filing.

Please call the Board’s Office at (808) 586-2696 or email the Board at accountancy@dcca.hawaii.gov if you have any questions.

Contact Information for Frequently Called Numbers

Professional and Vocational Licensing
(808) 586-3000

  • Request an application
  • Inquire about licensing requirements
  • Applicants can check on the status of an application
  • Inquire about licensee maintenance requirements

RICO Consumer Resource Center
(808) 587-3295 or (808) 587-4272

Business Registration Division 

Executive Officer

Laureen Kai

Telephone
(808) 586-2696

Residents on the neighbor islands may call by dialing the following toll free numbers followed by the last 5 digits of the phone numbers above and the # sign:

Kauai 274-3141
Maui 984-2400
Hawaii 974-4000
Lanai & Molokai 1-800-468-4644

Address:
DCCA-PVL
Att: Acct
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801

Email:

accountancy@dcca.hawaii.gov

License Categories

  • Certificate
  • Permit to Practice
  • Firm Permit to Practice

Renewal

Biennial December 31 every odd numbered year.

On-time renewals for the licensing period of January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2017 begins on Monday, November 9, 2015 and ends midnight (HST) Thursday December 31, 2015

Renewal postcard reminders will be mailed out November 6, 2015

All online renewals will need to be submitted through “MyPVL” at https://pvl.ehawaii.gov/mypvl

“MyPVL” and Renewal FAQs

To be guaranteed a pocket card by December 31, 2015
Renewals should be submitted by November 30, 2015

Failure to timely renew by the renewal date will result in the forfeiture of the license. After the renewal date, the forfeited license may be restored subject to meeting restoration requirements.

Pursuant to Section 436B-14.5, HRS , any license held by a member of the armed forces, National Guard, or a reserve component that expires, is forfeited, or deemed delinquent while the member is on active duty and deployed during a state or national crisis shall be restored if certain restoration requirements are met. Military Renewal and Restoration InformationSheet .

Regulating Body

Board of Public Accountancy

Board Composition
9 Members

Nelson K. M. Lau, CPA, Chairperson

Gregg M. Taketa, CPA, Vice-Chairperson

Terrence H. Aratani, Public

Darryl T. Komo, CPA

Gabriel Lee, Public

Gary Y. Miyashiro, CPA

Edward L. Punua, CPA

John W. Roberts, CPA

Carleton L. Williams, CPA

Qualifications
7 CPAs
2 Public