Board of Private Detectives and Guards

Due to COVID-19 and for the health and safety of consumers, the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs offices will be closed to the public through Thursday, April 30th or until further notice.

During this period of office closure, no walk-in services will be available and the public is strongly encouraged to use our online services. For a full listing of online services go to http://cca.hawaii.gov/covid19.

Private Detective and Guards License Types

  • Guard
  • Guard Agency
  • Guard Employee
  • Private Detective
  • Private Detective Agency

RENEWAL AND RESTORATION INFORMATION

Guard Employee Renewal Information...

  • All licenses regardless of issuance date, are subject to renewal triennial by June 30, every three (3) years, (2021, 2024, 2027)

First triennial renewal began on June 30, 2018

On-time renewals for the licensing period of July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021
Renew Online:  https://pvl.ehawaii.gov/mypvl
Renewals Accepted: May 7, 2018 to June 30, 2018
Renewal Postcard Reminder Mailout: May 4, 2018
Renew By License Expiration Date: June 30, 2018

Licenses not renewed by license expiration date are unlicensed and may not practice.

Private Detective, Guard and Agency Renewal Information...

  • All Licenses regardless of issuance date, are subject to renewal by June 30 of every even-numbered year.
On-time renewals for the licensing period of July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2020
Renew Online:  https://pvl.ehawaii.gov/mypvl
Renewals Accepted: May 7, 2018 to June 30, 2018
Renewal Postcard Reminder Mailout: May 4, 2018
Renew By License Expiration Date: June 30, 2018

Licenses not renewed by license expiration date are unlicensed and may not practice.

Renewal Fees

On-Time Cost to Renew
Guard Employee (GDE) – active status – $105.00
Guard Employee (GDE) – inactive status – $12.00
Private Detective (PD) or Guard (GD) active status – $344.00
Private Detective or Guard (GD) inactive status – $12.00
Private Detective Agency (PDA) or Guard Agency (GDA) active status – $408.00
Private Detective Agency (PDA) or Guard Agency (GDA) inactive status – $12.00

 

Restoration Information...

Forfeited licenses may be restored within 1 year and subject to meeting restoration requirements.
Failure to restore a forfeited license within 1 year after the license expiration date will result in the termination of the license and the person must apply as a new applicant and meet current licensing requirements.

 (GDE) Restorations for the licensing period of July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021
Restorations accepted: July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019
Restore By: June 30, 2019
 (GD, GDA, PD and PDA) Restorations for the licensing period of July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2020
Restorations accepted: July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019
Restore By: June 30, 2019

Restoration Fees

 Cost to Restore (late renewal)
Guard Employee (GDE) – active status – $120.00
Guard Employee (GDE) – inactive status – $27.00
Private Detective (PD) or Guard (GD) active status – $419.00
Private Detective or Guard (GD) inactive status – $87.00
Private Detective Agency (PDA) or Guard Agency (GDA) active status – $508.00
Private Detective Agency (PDA) or Guard Agency (GDA) inactive status – $112.00

GUARD EMPLOYEE TRAINING AND EDUCATION INFORMATION

 

Guard Employee Initial 8-Hour Training (New applications)

 

Guard Employee Renewal 4-Hour Continuing Education