Licensing Area: Acupuncture

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 

For information to register a business

Executive Officer

Carol Kramer

Telephone
(808) 586-2692

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: ACU
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801

Email:
acupuncture@dcca.hawaii.gov

License Categories

  • Acupuncturist

RENEWAL and RESTORATION INFORMATION

Biennial by June 30 every odd numbered year

On-time renewals begin on Monday, May 1, 2017 and end midnight (HST) Friday, June 30, 2017
(for the licensing period of July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019)
RENEW by license expiration date June 30, 2017

Renewal postcard reminders will be mailed out April 28, 2017

Renew online beginning Monday, May 1, 2017 via “MyPVL” at https://pvl.ehawaii.gov/mypvl

“MyPVL” and Renewal FAQs

To be guaranteed a pocket card by June 30, 2017
Renewals should be submitted by May 31, 2017

Failure to timely renew by license expiration date will result in the forfeiture of the license. After the renewal date, the forfeited license may be restored within 1 year and subject to meeting restoration requirements. Failure to restore a forfeited license within 1 year after the renewal date will result in the termination of the license and the person must apply as a new applicant and meet current license requirements.

Late renewals/restorations can be submitted online via “MyPVL” at https://pvl.ehawaii.gov/mypvl from July 1, 2017 through midnight (HST), June 30, 2018 and are subject to a late renewal fee.

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 Information Sheet .

Regulating Body

Board of Acupuncture

Board Composition
5 Members

Jayne Tsuchiyama, D.A.O.M., D.Ac., Chairperson

Joni Kroll, D.Ac., L.Ac., Acupuncturist, Vice-Chairperson

James R. Corcoran, Ph.D., Public

Mike Hashimoto, D.Ac., Acupuncturist

Ellen Roos-Marr, Public

Qualifications
3 Acupuncturists
2 Public