Hearing Aid Dealer and Fitter Program

Hearing Aid Dealer And Fitter License Categories

  • Hearing Aid Dealer And Fitter

APPLICANTS…

Check on the status of your application...

Check the status of your Pending Application at

https://pvl.ehawaii.gov/pvlsearch/  (Select “Pending Application”)

Please allow up to 7 business days for receipt and record of your status to appear on the web site

Application processing time is generally 15-20 business days, from receipt of a completed application.

Processing time may be longer or delayed for reasons below:

  • Application incomplete (missing information, fees, documents)
  • Pending receipt of 3rd party documents (education, experience, employment)
  • Pending Exam or Board/Program approval

Abandoned Applications...

Pursuant to §436B-9, Hawaii Revised Statutes, your application shall be considered abandoned and shall be destroyed if you fail to provide evidence of continued efforts to complete the licensing process for two consecutive years.

The failure to provide evidence of continued efforts includes, but is not limited to:

(1) failure to submit any required information and documents requested by the licensing authority within two consecutive years from the last date the documents and information were requested, or

(2) failure to complete any additional requirements for licensure that remain after approval of your application, such as attempting to complete an examination requirement, within two consecutive years from the date your application was approved, or

(3) failure to provide the licensing authority with any written communication during two consecutive years indicating that you are attempting to complete the licensing process.

If an application is deemed abandoned, the applicant shall be required to reapply for licensure and comply with the licensing requirements in effect at the time of the reapplication.

To reapply, a new application, current fees and all required documentation would need to be provided again.

Refer to Abandoned Application Important Notice and FAQs for more info…

ALREADY LICENSED…

Inactivate or Reactivate Your License...

INACTIVATE LICENSE

Please be advised that a licensee on inactive status shall be considered as unlicensed and shall not engage in the practice of the licensed profession or vocation.

Any person who violates this prohibition shall be subject to discipline under this chapter and the laws and rules of the licensing authority for that license.

It shall be the responsibility of each licensee on inactive status to maintain knowledge of current licensing and renewal requirements

 

REACTIVATE LICENSE

Request for Address, Name Change or Duplicate License (pocket ID/wall certificate)...

Incomplete requests will not be processed.

Please allow twenty (20) business days from receipt of your request:

  • For your change of name or address to be posted in our database
  • For your duplicate pocket ID or Wall Certificate to be mailed out

(Please note that your records will be updated only if your license is current.)

Request for a License Verification...

Verification of licenses can be done on-line at no cost using our license search site at https://pvl.ehawaii.gov/pvlsearch.

You or the requesting agency will be able to obtain information such as original license date, license expiration date, license status, disciplinary action, etc.

The information downloaded from this site is official license information which state boards or other individuals can download for themselves.

If the above is not acceptable, please submit a written request.

Request must include:

  • The license name and license number
  • The complete name and mailing address that the verification is to be mailed to
  • Check for $15 license verification fee (check payable to Commerce and Consumer Affairs)

Mail Request To:

Licensing Branch-License Verification
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801

Please allow twenty (20) business days from receipt of your request for PVL standard verification reports to be mailed out.

Hearing Aid Dealer And Fitter Laws and Rules (HRS/HAR)

RENEWAL AND RESTORATION…

MyPVL...

What is MyPVL?

MyPVL is a home for all PVL licensees to access information and services 24/7 from a single dashboard.

  • View your license information (status, insurance, class, employees etc…)
  • Renew your license online
  • Update your address with your online renewal
  • Print a copy of your online renewal

How do I access MyPVL?

“Sign up” for a free eHawaii.gov account or “login” with your existing eHawaii.gov account at pvl.ehawaii.gov

How to sign up/create free eHawaii.gov account -view help video

How to retrieve password, already have an account -view help video

Renewal Requirements...

RENEWAL INFORMATION

Biennial by December 31 every odd numbered year

On-time renewals for the licensing period of January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021 begins November 4, 2019 and ends on December 31, 2019
Renew Online:

https://pvl.ehawaii.gov/mypvl

Renewals Accepted: November 4, 2019 to December 31, 2019
Renewal Postcard Reminders Mailed: November 1, 2019
Renew By License Expiration: December 31, 2019

 

On-Time Cost to Renew
Hearing Aid Dealer and Fitter (HA) – active status – $260.00
Hearing Aid Dealer and Fitter (HA) – inactive status – $12.00

 

PROCESSING TIME FOR RENEWALS:  (Early submittals are strongly recommended)
  • Processing times are average and subject to registrant meeting all requirements.
  • Processing times may be longer due to high volume of renewals received.
Online Hardcopy
3-5 Business Days 14-21 Business Days
Pocket IDs issued 7-14 Business Days After Renewal is Processed and License is Renewed.
CHECK THE STATUS OF YOUR RENEWAL AT: https://pvl.ehawaii.gov/search  (select “Pending Application”)

 

Hardcopy renewal form may be requested 8 weeks before license expiration by contacting:  The Professional and Vocational Licensing Branch at (808) 586-3000 OR

Pick up at office location: King Kalakaua Building 335 Merchant Street, Rm. 301 Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Hours of Operation: The DCCA will be open 7:45 AM – 4:30 PM (Hawaii Standard Time), Monday to Friday, except state holidays.

All licenses, regardless of issuance date, are subject to renewal by December 31 of each odd-numbered year.

licenses not renewed by the renewal date of December 31 of each odd-numbered year are forfeited and the holders of forfeited licenses are considered unlicensed and may not practice.

The forfeited license may be restored within 2 years and subject to meeting restoration requirements.

Restoration Requirements...

RESTORATION INFORMATION

The forfeited license may be restored within 2 years and subject to meeting restoration requirements.

Restorations of forfeited licenses are accepted until December 31 of the odd-numbered year with a penalty fee.  After December 31, restoration is not accepted and a new application for licensure is required.

Failure to restore a forfeited license within 2 years 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.

Restorations  for the licensing period of January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2019
Restorations Accepted: January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2019
Restore By: December 31, 2019

 

Cost to Restore (late renewal)
From January 1, 2018 to January 30, 2018 pay:
Hearing Aid Dealer and Fitter (HA) -active status – $260.00
Hearing Aid Dealer and Fitter (HA) -inactive status – $12.00
From January 31, 2018 to December 31, 2019 pay:
Hearing Aid Dealer and Fitter (HA) -active status – $300.00
Hearing Aid Dealer and Fitter (HA) -inactive status – $52.00

 

Hardcopy restoration form may be requested by contacting:  The Professional and Vocational Licensing Branch at (808) 586-3000 OR

Pick up at office location: King Kalakaua Building 335 Merchant Street, Rm. 301 Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Hours of Operation: The DCCA will be open 7:45 AM – 4:30 PM (Hawaii Standard Time), Monday to Friday, except state holidays.

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…

Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs - Director -