Licensing Area: Chiropractor

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

Business Registration Division 

For information to register a business

Executive Officer

Alan Taniguchi

(808) 586-2696

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

P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801


License Categories

  • Chiropractor

Biennial by December 31 every odd numbered year.

On-time renewals  for the licensing period of January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2019  concluded Sunday, December 31, 2017

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 subject to meeting restoration 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.

Regulating Body

Hawaii Board of Chiropractic

Board Composition
5 Members

Robert E. Klein, DC, FACO, Chairperson

James A. Pleiss, DC, Vice-Chairperson

Kathleen T. Kang-Kaulupali, Public

Lina M. Kikuta, Public

Lawrence A. Redmond, DC

3 Chiropractors
2 Public