Licensing Area: Nursing

Frequently Asked Questions on Continuing Competency Requirements for Hawaii LPNs and RNs

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

Lee Ann Teshima

(808) 586-2695

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


License Categories

  • LPN
  • RN
  • APRN


Biennial June 30 every odd numbered year.

On-time renewals for the licensing period of July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2017 begins on Monday, April 13, 2015 and ends midnight (HST) Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Renewal postcard reminders will be mailed out April 10, 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

APRN licenses may renew online only if certified by a master’s degree and will be required to renew their APRN and RN license at the same time.

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 2 years for LPN and RN; 6 months for APRN and subject to meeting restoration requirements. Failure to restore a forfeited license within the restoration period 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 can be submitted online via “MyPVL” at from July 1, 2015 through midnight (HST), March 31, 2017 for LPN and RN; December 31, 2015 for APRN and are subject to a late renewal fee.

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 Nursing

Board Composition
9 Members

Loraine Fleming, APRN, Chairperson

Glenda Tali, MS, APRN, Vice-Chairperson

Katharyn Daub, RN, MS, EdD/Hawaii

Thomas Joslyn, MS, CRNA

Judy Kodama, RN/Maui

Olivia Kim, LPN

Tammie Napoleon, APRN/Kauai

Vacant, Public

Vacant, Public


5 RN’s
2 Public