Licensing Area: Contractor

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

Business Registration Division
(808) 586-2727

Executive Officer

Verna Oda

(808) 586-2700

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

[email protected]

License Categories

  • Entity
  • Responsible Managing Employee (RME)
  • Sole Proprietor


Biennial September 30 every even numbered year.

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 60 days and subject to meeting restoration requirements. Failure to restore a forfeited license within 60 days 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.

Regulating Body

Contractors License Board

Board Composition
13 Members

Randall B. C. Lau, Industry, Chairperson

Guy M. Akasaki, Industry, Vice-Chairperson

Anacleto “Joey” Alcantara, Jr., Industry

John E. K. Dill, Public

Tyrus Kagawa, Industry

William A. Kamai, Public

Nathan T. Konishi, Industry/Kauai

Peter Lee, Public

Kent Matsuzaki, Industry

Aldon K. Mochida, Industry

John Polischeck, Jr., Industry

Daryl Suehiro, Industry

Gerald Yamada, Industry


5 General Contractors
5 Specialty Contractors
3 Public