News Release: State Encourages Online Renewals for Real Estate Professionals

Posted on Oct 20, 2014 in News Releases

 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS

Professional and Vocational Licensing Division

 

NEIL ABERCROMBIE
GOVERNOR

 

KEALII S. LOPEZ
DIRECTOR

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Oct. 20, 2014

 

State Encourages Online Renewals for Real Estate Professionals

Renewal Period Begins Oct. 20

 

HONOLULU — The state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) encourages more than 18,000 Hawaii real estate professionals to renew their licenses online at pvl.ehawaii.gov/mypvl, starting on Oct. 20, 2014.

 

State law requires real estate professionals to renew their licenses every two years.  During the last renewal cycle in 2012, more than 14,000 licensees (about 93 percent) renewed their licenses online.

 

Online renewals will be accepted until midnight Dec. 31, 2014. After this date, renewals must be submitted by mail or in person.

 

To renew online, licensees must register with MyPVL, a new website that allows professional and vocational licensees access to all information regarding their license(s), including continuing education information and status, and license renewal.  To access MyPVL, users will have to first create their own eHawaii.gov account. For more information on how to create your account, please visit the Real Estate Branch home page at www.hawaii.gov/hirec.

 

A renewal postcard notice with instructions to complete the online renewal has been mailed to each current license holder. The renewal application can be obtained by contacting the licensing branch at (808) 586-3000. Application forms may also be picked up in person at:

 

DCCA

Professional and Vocational Licensing Division

335 Merchant Street, Rm. 301

Honolulu, HI96813

 

Neighbor island residents may call the following numbers followed by 6-3000 and the # sign:

Kauai:                          274-3141

Maui:                           984-2400

Hawaii:                        974-4000

Lanai & Molokai:         1-800-468-4644 (toll free)

 

 

The development of this online service is part of the state’s ongoing initiative to improve efficiency by implementing electronic government services. The online renewal service was created through a partnership with the DCCA’s Professional and Vocational Licensing Division and the state’s Internet Portal Manager, Hawaii information Consortium.

 

For more information, contact:

Neil Fujitani

Supervising Executive Officer

Phone:  586-2643

Email:  hirec@dcca.hawaii.gov

 

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Media Contact:

Brent Suyama

DCCA Communications Officer

808-586-7582

bsuyama@dcca.hawaii.gov

cca.hawaii.gov