Licensing Area: Engineer, Architect, Surveyor & Landscape Architect

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

Sandra Matsushima

(808) 586-2702

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

P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801


License Categories

  • Engineer
  • Architect
  • Land Surveyor
  • Landscape Architect


Biennial April 30 every even numbered year.

On-time renewals for the licensing period of May 1, 2016 to April 30, 2018 concluded on Saturday, April 30, 2016

Architects (AR) are required to have completed 16 credit hours of continuing education (CE) courses in public protection (health, safety, welfare) subjects in order to renew their license effective the April 30, 2008 renewal and every biennial renewal period thereafter. CE documentation is not required to be submitted with your renewal application.

Failure to timely renew by license expiration date will result in the forfeiture of the license. A forfeited license may be restored in two years, subject to meeting restoration requirements. Failure to restore a forfeited license in two years will result in the termination of the license and the person must apply as a new applicant and meet current licensing requirements.

Late renewals/restorations for LA, LS and PE license types with a license expiration date of April 30, 2016 can be submitted online via “MyPVL” at from May 1, 2016 through midnight (HST), January 31, 2018 and are subject to a late renewal fee.  After January 31, 2018,  restorations must be submitted by hardcopy and are subject to a late renewal fee.  Contact the DCCA/PVL to request a restoration application.

Late renewals/restorations for AR license types with a license expiration date of April 30, 2016 must be submitted by hardcopy and must include proof of completion of the required continuing education (CE) and are subject to a late renewal fee.  Contact the DCCA/PVL to request a restoration application.

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 Professional Engineers, Architects, Surveyors and Landscape Architects

Board Composition

Ron Iwamoto, Structural Engineer, Chairperson

Roberto Yumol, Architect, Vice-Chairperson

Demetrio Constantino, Public, Secretary

Robert Eggleston, Public

Dan Hirota, Land Surveyor

Alan Inaba, Land Surveyor

Kevin Katayama, Mechanical Engineer

Joel Kurokawa, Landscape Architect

Benedict Lee, Landscape Architect

Joyce Noe, Architect

Ken Ota, Public

Richard Suzuki, Civil Engineer

Marc Ventura, Architect

Vacant, Electrical Engineer


4 Engineers
3 Architects
2 Surveyors
2 Landscape Architects
3 Public