Licensing Area: Social Worker
Contact Information for Frequently Called Numbers
Professional and Vocational Licensing
- 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
- Verify if a person is licensed
- Request prior complaints history on a licensee
- File a complaint on a licensee
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:
|Lanai & Molokai||1-800-468-4644|
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801
- Licensed Social Worker
- Licensed Bachelor Social Worker
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Triennial June 30, start 6/30/98.
On-time renewals for the licensing period of July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2019 begins on Monday, May 9, 2016 and ends midnight (HST) Thursday, June 30, 2016.
Renewal postcard reminders will be mailed out May 6, 2016
All online renewals will need to be submitted through “MyPVL” at https://pvl.ehawaii.gov/mypvl
To be guaranteed a pocket card by June 30, 2016
Renewals should be submitted by May 31, 2016
All Social Worker (LBSW, LSW) licensees on an “active” status and all (LCSW) licensees must have completed at least 15 hours of Continuing Education (CE) credits that have been approved by the NASW or the ASWB; 3 credit hours shall be in ethics courses. prior to renewing their license pursuant to HRS §467E-11.
Note: If licensed before July 1, 2013, fifteen (15) CE hours are required. If licensed between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2016, no CE hours are required.
The Director may conduct a random audit of licensees to determine compliance with the CE requirement. If selected you will receive a notice from the Program and will have 60 days to submit proof of having complied with the CE requirement. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action being taken against your social worker license. Licensees shall maintain their own CE records. DO NOT SUBMIT CE CERTIFICATES WITH YOUR RENEWAL 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.
Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs – Director