Licensing Area: Pharmacy and Pharmacist

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

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

P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801


License Categories

  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmacy
  • Wholesale Prescription Drug Distributor
  • Miscellaneous Permits


Biennial by December 31 every odd numbered year.

On-time renewals for the licensing period of January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2019 begin on Monday, November 6, 2017 and end midnight (HST) Sunday, December 31, 2017

RENEW by license expiration date of December 31, 2017

Renewal postcard reminders for Pharmacist (PH), Pharmacy (PHY), Wholesale Prescription Drug Distributor (PWD) and Pharmacy-Miscellaneous Permit (PMD) license types will be mailed out November 3, 2017

Renew online at

“MyPVL” and Renewal FAQs

To be guaranteed a pocket card by December 31, 2017
Renewals should be submitted by November 30, 2017


Regulating Body

Board of Pharmacy

Board Composition
7 Members

Kerri Okamura, Pharmacist/Hawaii, Chairperson

Julie Takishima-Lacasa, Public, Vice-Chairperson

Marcella Chock, Pharmacist/Oahu

Mary Jo Keefe, Pharmacist/Maui

Carolyn S. J. Ma, Pharmacist/Oahu

Kenneth VandenBussche, Pharmacist/Kauai

Ronald S. Weinberg, Public

5 Pharmacists
2 Public