Licensing Area: Contractor

ATTENTION: Insurance Certificate Information Electronic Online Submittal System

Provides faster processing of contractor insurance certificates.
Inform your insurance provider to submit your insurance certificate information online at

**New Online Submittal Option**
If your license is forfeited or your insurance is provided by a leasing company or out of state insurance provider; your certificate should be submitted via the “e-File Upload” online option.

Important: To Reduce the Processing Time of Insurance Certificates

DO NOT submit multiple copies of the same insurance certificate online and/or hardcopy as this will only increase the review and processing time of all certificates received.

Emailed certificates will not be accepted for processing.


Description of Contractor License Classifications

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

Candace Ito

(808) 586-2700

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

Att: CLB
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801


License Categories

  • Entity
  • Responsible Managing Employee (RME)
  • Sole Proprietor


Biennial by September 30 every even numbered year.

On-time renewals for the licensing period of October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2018 concluded on Friday, September 30, 2016

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 within 60 days and subject to meeting restoration requirements. Failure to restore a forfeited license within 60 days after the renewal date will result in the termination of the license and the person must apply as a new applicant and meet current licensing 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 Information Sheet.

Regulating Body

Contractors License Board

Board Composition
13 Members

John Polischeck, Jr., Industry, Chairperson

Tyrus Kagawa, Industry, Vice-Chairperson

Anacleto “Joey” Alcantara, Jr., Industry

Leslie Isemoto, Industry/Big Island

Nathan T. Konishi, Industry/Kauai

Peter H. M. Lee, Public

Leonard K. P. Leong, Industry

Danny T. Matsuoka, Public

Kent Matsuzaki, Industry

Kenneth T. Shimizu, Industry/Maui

Nicholas W. Teves, Jr., Industry

Vacant, Industry

Vacant, Public


5 General Contractors
5 Specialty Contractors
3 Public