Licensing Area: Electrician and Plumber

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

Executive Officer

Charlene Tamanaha

Telephone
(808) 586-2698

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

Email:
elect_plumb@dcca.hawaii.gov

License Categories

  • Electrician
  • Plumber

RENEWAL and RESTORATION INFORMATION

Electrician
Triennial by June 30, starting 6/30/96

Plumber
Triennial by June 30, starting 6/30/06

On-time renewals for the licensing period of July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021 begin Monday, May 7, 2018 and end midnight (HST) on Saturday, June 30, 2018 

ALL PLUMBERS are required to complete continued competency (CC) course in order to renew/restore.

RENEW by license expiration date of June 30, 2018

Renewal postcard reminders for Plumber, Journeyman (PJ), Plumber, Master (PM), license types will be mailed out May 4, 2018

Renew online at https://pvl.ehawaii.gov/mypvl

“MyPVL” and Renewal FAQs

To be guaranteed a pocket card by June 30, 2018
Renewals should be submitted by May 31, 2018

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 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

Board of Electricians and Plumbers

Board Composition
7 Members

Peter Akamu, Electrician, Chairperson

Matt Brady, Plumber, Vice-Chairperson

Randal Hiraki, Plumber

Phillip J. Lucero, Electrician

Vernon Ta’a, Public

Vacant, Public

Vacant, Public

Qualifications

2 Electricians
2 Plumbers
3 Public