Licensing Area: Mental Health Counselor

Frequently Asked Questions

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


License Categories

  • Mental Health Counselor


Triennial by June 30, starting 6/30/2008

On-time renewals begin on Monday, May 1, 2017 and end midnight (HST) Friday, June 30, 2017
(for the licensing period of July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2020)
RENEW by license expiration date June 30, 2017

Renewal postcard reminders will be mailed out April 28, 2017

Renew online beginning Monday, May 1, 2017 via “MyPVL” at

“MyPVL” and Renewal FAQs

To be guaranteed a pocket card by June 30, 2017
Renewals should be submitted by May 31, 2017

Failure to timely renew by license expiration date will result in the forfeiture of the license. A forfeited license may be restored within one year of the expiration date and subject to meeting restoration requirements. Failure to restore a forfeited license within one year will result in the termination of the license and the person must apply as a new applicant and meet current licensing requirements.

Late renewals/restorations can be submitted online via “MyPVL” at from July 1, 2017 through midnight (HST), June 30, 2018 and are subject to a late renewal fee.

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