Licensing Area: Physical Therapy

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

Alan Taniguchi

(808) 586-2701

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


License Categories

  • Physical Therapist
  • Temporary PT License
  • Physical Therapist Assistant


Biennial by December 31 every even numbered year.

On-time renewals for the licensing period of January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2018 concluded on Saturday, December 31, 2016.

Late renewals/restorations for Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) can be submitted online via “MyPVL” at by midnight (HST), December 31, 2017 and are subject to a late renewal fee.

Late renewals/restorations for Physical Therapist (PT) must be submitted via hardcopy and must include proof of completion of the required continuing competence (CC) and are subject to a late renewal fee.  Contact the DCCA/PVL to request a restoration application.

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

Board of Physical Therapy

Board Composition
7 Members

Neil K. Shimabukuro, PT, Chairperson

Rachelle Iopa, PT, Vice-Chairperson

Russell Y.J. Chung, Public

Debra T. Kubota, PT

Michael D. Turner, PT

Jill M. Wakabayashi, PTA

Vacant, Public

4 Physical Therapists
1 Physical Therapist Assistant
2 Public