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
(808) 586-2727

Executive Officer

James Kobashigawa

(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. Failure to timely renew 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.

Architects (AR) are required to have completed 16 credit hours of continuing education (CE) 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.

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
14 Members

Norman G. Y. Hong, Architect, Chairperson

Ross Okuda, Mechanical Engineer, Vice-Chairperson

Raymond Skelton, Public, Secretary

Michael Chu, Landscape Architect

Demetrio Constantino, Public

Dan H. Hirota, Land Surveyor

Howard K. C. Lau, Structural Engineer

Jay Manzano, Public

Shelli A. McCelvey, Landscape Architect

Paul Murray, Land Surveyor

Clayton Pang, Electrical Engineer

Robert Yanabu, Civil Engineer

Roberto Yumol, Architect

Vacant, Architect

4 Engineers
3 Architects
2 Surveyors
2 Landscape Architects
3 Public