Mental Health Counselor Licensing Program
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.
Mental Health Counselor License Types
- Mental Health Counselor
- Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs – Director
APPLICANT AND LICENSEE INFORMATION
Applicants and Licensees...
RENEWAL AND RESTORATION INFORMATION
- All licenses regardless of issuance date, are subject to renewal triennial by June 30, every three (3) years, (2020, 2023, 2026)
|On-time renewals for the licensing period of July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2023|
|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.
|On-Time Cost to Renew|
|Mental Health Counselor (MHC) – active status, $282.00|
|Mental Health Counselor (MHC) – inactive status, $12.00|
|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.
|Cost to Restore (late renewal)|
|Mental Heath Counselor (MHC) – active status, $382.00|
|Mental Health Counselor (MHC) – inactive status, $112.00|