Licensing Area: Massage Therapy

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

Business Registration Division 

For information to register a business

Executive Officer

Carlos Keen

Telephone
(808) 586-2694

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

Email:

massage@dcca.hawaii.gov

License Categories

  • Massage Therapist
  • Massage Establishment
  • Massage Apprentice

Renewal

On-time renewals for the licensing period of July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2018 begins on Monday, May 9, 2016 and ends midnight (HST) Thursday, June 30, 2016.

Renewal postcard reminders for Massage Therapist (MAT) and Massage Establishments (MAE) will be mailed out May 6, 2016

All online renewals will need to be submitted through “MyPVL” at https://pvl.ehawaii.gov/mypvl

“MyPVL” and Renewal FAQs

To be guaranteed a pocket card by June 30, 2016
Renewals should be submitted by May 31, 2016

Biennial June 30 every even numbered year.

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 license requirements.

Late renewals/restorations for MAT license types with a license expiration date of June 30, 2016 can be submitted online via “MyPVL” at https://pvl.ehawaii.gov/mypvl from July 1, 2016 through midnight (HST), June 30, 2017 and are subject to a late renewal fee.

Late renewals/restorations for MAE license types with a license expiration date of June 30, 2016 must be submitted by hardcopy 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 Massage Therapy

Board Composition
5 Members

Olivia B. Nagashima, Massage Therapist, Chairperson

George E. Davis, Jr., Massage Therapist, Vice-Chairperson

Stephanie Bath, Massage Therapist

Paula Behnken, Public

Vacant, Public

Qualifications

3 Massage Therapists
2 Public