Board of Private Detectives and Guards

Due to COVID-19 and for the health and safety of both consumers and staff, walk-in services at the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs offices may change at anytime.  Please check the Professional and Vocational Licensing (PVL) main page at https://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/ for the most current updated information.

Please observe proper safety protocols (e.g., face covering and physical distancing) when visiting.

Staff continue to telework and remain available during normal hours to meet the needs of the public over the phone (808-586-3000) and by email (reach the appropriate Board, Program, or Commission via https://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/contact/). The public is strongly encouraged to continue calling in or utilizing the available online services. For a full listing of DCCA’s online services please go to https://cca.hawaii.gov/covid19.

Private Detective and Guards License Types

  • Guard
  • Guard Agency
  • Guard Employee
  • Private Detective
  • Private Detective Agency

RENEWAL AND RESTORATION INFORMATION

Guard Employee Renewal Information...

  • All licenses regardless of issuance date, are subject to renewal triennial by June 30, every three (3) years, (2021, 2024, 2027)

First triennial renewal began on June 30, 2018

On-time renewals for the licensing period of July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024
Renew Online:  https://mypvl.dcca.hawaii.gov
Renewals Accepted: May 10, 2021 to June 30, 2021
Renewal Postcard Reminder Mailout: May 7, 2021
Renew By License Expiration Date: June 30, 2021

Licenses not renewed by license expiration date are unlicensed and may not practice.

Private Detective, Guard and Agency Renewal Information...

  • All Licenses regardless of issuance date, are subject to renewal by June 30 of every even-numbered year.
On-time renewals for the licensing period of July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2022
Renew Online:  https://pvl.ehawaii.gov/mypvl
Renewals Accepted: May 4, 2020 to June 30, 2020
Renewal Postcard Reminder Mailout: May 1, 2020
Renew By License Expiration Date: June 30, 2020

Licenses not renewed by license expiration date are unlicensed and may not practice.

Renewal Fees

On-Time Cost to Renew
Guard Employee (GDE) – active status – $105.00
Guard Employee (GDE) – inactive status – $12.00
Private Detective (PD) or Guard (GD) active status – $344.00
Private Detective or Guard (GD) inactive status – $12.00
Private Detective Agency (PDA) or Guard Agency (GDA) active status – $408.00
Private Detective Agency (PDA) or Guard Agency (GDA) inactive status – $12.00

 

Restoration Information...

Forfeited licenses may be restored within 1 year and subject to meeting restoration requirements.
Failure to restore a forfeited license within 1 year after the license expiration date will result in the termination of the license and the person must apply as a new applicant and meet current licensing requirements.

Restoration Fees

 Cost to Restore (late renewal)
Guard Employee (GDE) – active status – $120.00
Guard Employee (GDE) – inactive status – $27.00
Private Detective (PD) or Guard (GD) active status – $419.00
Private Detective or Guard (GD) inactive status – $87.00
Private Detective Agency (PDA) or Guard Agency (GDA) active status – $508.00
Private Detective Agency (PDA) or Guard Agency (GDA) inactive status – $112.00

GUARD EMPLOYEE TRAINING AND EDUCATION INFORMATION

 

Guard Employee Initial 8-Hour Training (New applications)

 

Guard Employee Renewal 4-Hour Continuing Education