Licensing Area: Pest Control

ATTENTION: Insurance Certificate Information Electronic Online Submittal System

Provides faster processing of contractor insurance certificates.
Inform your insurance provider to submit your insurance certificate information online at

**New Online Submittal Option**
If your license is forfeited or your insurance is provided by a leasing company or out of state insurance provider; your certificate should be submitted via the “e-File Upload” online option.

Important: To Reduce the Processing Time of Insurance Certificates

DO NOT submit multiple copies of the same insurance certificate online and/or hardcopy as this will only increase the review and processing time of all certificates received.

Emailed certificates will not be accepted for processing.


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

(808) 586-2704

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


License Categories

  • Operator
  • Field Representative


Biennial by June 30 every even numbered year.

On-time renewals for the licensing period of July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2020 begin Monday, May 7, 2018 and end midnight (HST) on Saturday, June 30, 2018 

RENEW by license expiration date of June 30, 2018

Renewal postcard reminders for Pest Control Field Representative (PCFR), license types will be mailed out May 4, 2018

Renewal hardcopy forms for Pest Control Operators (PCO), license types will be mailed out May 4, 2018

PCFR and PCO (inactive status only) Renew online at

“MyPVL” and Renewal FAQs

To be guaranteed a pocket card by June 30, 2018
Renewals should be submitted by May 31, 2018

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

Pest Control Board

Board Composition
9 Members

Rodney Ono, Industry, Chairperson

Terrance Manago, Industry, Vice-Chairperson

Scott Ai, Public

David Lau, Industry

Jonathan Montalbo, Industry

Julian R. Yates, III, Ph.D., Public

John McHugh, Ph.D., Ex-officio/Dept. of Agriculture

Lynn Nakasone, Ex-officio/Dept. of Health

Zhiqiang Cheng, Ph.D., Ex-officio/College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources

4 Pest Control Operators
2 Public
3 Ex-Officio (from Dept. of Agriculture,
Dept. of Health, Dept. of Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences – University of Hawaii)