Licensing Area: Electrician and Plumber

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

Charlene Tamanaha

(808) 586-2705

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


[email protected]

License Categories

  • Electrician
  • Plumber


Triennial June 30, start 6/30/96

Triennial June 30, start 6/30/06

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.

Regulating Body

Board of Electricians and Plumbers

Board Composition
7 Members

Lindsey John Kimura, Public, Chairperson

Maurice F. Torigoe, Plumber, Vice-Chairperson

Peter Akamu, Electrician

Matt Brady, Plumber

Morris H. Kaneshiro, Electrician

Randall T. Kaya, Public

Vernon Ta’a, Public

2 Electricians
2 Plumbers
3 Public