Licensing Area: Electrician and Plumber

Frequently Asked 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

Executive Officer

Christine Rutkowski

(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

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


License Categories

  • Electrician
  • Plumber


Triennial June 30, start 6/30/96

Triennial June 30, start 6/30/06

Plumbers On-time renewals for the licensing period of July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2018 begins on Monday, April 20, 2015 and ends midnight (HST) Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Renewal postcard reminders will be mailed out April 17, 2015

Beginning with the 2015 renewal all online renewals will need to be submitted through a new “MyPVL” online service at

“MyPVL” and Renewal FAQs

To be guaranteed a pocket card by June 30, 2015
Renewals should be submitted by May 31, 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 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

Randall T. Kaya, Public

Phillip J. Lucero, Electrician

Vernon Ta’a, Public

Vacant, Public


2 Electricians
2 Plumbers
3 Public