Licensing Area: Marriage And Family Therapist

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

Lynn Bhanot

(808) 586-2697

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


License Categories

  • Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist


Triennial December 31, start 12/31/01.

On-time renewals for the licensing period of January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2019 begins on Monday, October 24, 2016 and ends midnight (HST) Saturday, December 31, 2016.

Renewal postcard reminders will be mailed out on Friday, October 21, 2016

All online renewals will need to be submitted through “MyPVL” at

“MyPVL” and Renewal FAQs

To be guaranteed a pocket card by December 31, 2016
Renewals should be submitted by November 30, 2016

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

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 license 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

Regulating Body

Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs – Director

Advisory Committee to the Director

Number of Members
3 members

Licensed MFT’s to review applications only