DCCA Services In Response to COVID19
In accordance with Gov. Ige’s Executive Order, beginning Sept. 13, 2021, all visitors to the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs will need to provide verification of being fully vaccinated or a negative COVID-19 test result in order to enter the state facility. The test sample cannot be taken more than 72 hours prior to time of entry and must be administered or observed by an authorized site or healthcare provider. All approved visitors are still required to wear masks, physically distance, and obey instructions as directed by staff while inside. People under the age of 12, who are not yet eligible for the vaccine, are exempt from the requirement.
COVID-19 CONSUMER RESOURCES
The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs continues to monitor the situation involving novel coronavirus or COVID-19, and offers information on consumer rights for matters such as landlord-tenant, mortgage deferment, price gouging and more at https://cca.hawaii.gov/ocp/covid19/.
DCCA ONLINE SERVICES
Due to the COVID-19 situation and for the health and safety of both consumers and staff, walk-in services at the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) offices statewide may be limited.
During this period, staff continue to telework and remain available to meet the needs of the public over the phone and online throughout the full workday. Contact information for each division is available at https://cca.hawaii.gov/contact/.
The DCCA has continuously strived to improve its services to the public and has expanded the availability of online functions for a range of services to include business filings, and professional and vocational licensing, and more.
Professional and Vocational Licensing (MyPVL)
Allows you to build and download a customized list of licensees under the jurisdiction of the Professional and Vocational Licensing Division.
Renew your professional or vocational license online through MyPVL.
Hawaii’s Professional and Vocational Licensing (PVL) initial application system for new licensing applications. Applicants can submit their completed application, required documentation, and payment online through MyPVL.
Look up information about individuals or businesses licensed by the Professional & Vocational Licensing Division.
Business Registration – Hawaii Business Express
File your annual business report with the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.
Allows you to build a customized list of businesses registered in the state of Hawaii.
Register a business online in the state of Hawaii.
Allows you to search all businesses registered in the State of Hawaii. Most documents and filings are available to purchase.
Purchase and print a certificate of good standing for your Hawaii business.
Notification service that offers annual filing and trade name, trademark, and service mark reminders via email and/or text messages. There is also an option that provides near real-time business activity monitoring for better visibility and insights into your business in Hawaii.
Complaints Lookup – Businesscheck.hawaii.gov
The Office of Consumer Protection search allows you to check if a business or individual has had complaints filed against them and view the outcome of those complaints.
The Regulated Industries Complaints Office search allows you to check if a business or individual has had complaints filed against them and view the outcome of those complaints.
Real Estate Branch
Submit condominium association biennial registration(s) online.
Check your continuing education status online.
Business Registration Division – Securities
Hawaii Insurance Division
Lookup and print a Hawaii Insurance License.
Allows insurance licensees to review their current continuing education requirements and completed courses applied to their current CE due date.
Allows insurance licensees to obtain information on continuing education providers and courses.
Allows insurance agents to submit certificates of insurance information (authorized users only).
Renew your insurance license online.
Search insurance license information for individuals or companies.
Submitting continuing education classes.
File a complaint against an insurer or insurance agent.
Division of Financial Institutions (DFI)
Look up information about companies or individuals licensed by DFI.
Hawaii Post Secondary Education Authorization Program