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


[email protected]

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, 2019 to December 31, 2020 begin Monday, November 5, 2018 and end midnight (HST) on Monday, December 31, 2018.

RENEW by license expiration date of December 31, 2018

Renewal postcard reminders for Physical Therapist (PT) and Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) license types will be mailed out November 2, 2018.

Renew online at

“MyPVL” and Renewal FAQs

To be guaranteed a pocket card by December 31, 2018
Renewals should be submitted by November 30, 2018

Late renewals/restorations for Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) can be submitted online via “MyPVL” at by midnight (HST), December 31, 2019 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

Cynthia M. Tamayo, 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