The Regulated Industries

What Industries, professionals, and tradespersons fall within RICO’s enforcement authority?

In the interest of public health, welfare and safety, a professional or vocational license is required to perform certain services and work, in a regulated industry, for consumers. The professional or vocational license is not the same as a general excise tax license or business registration.  The professional and vocational licenses that RICO has enforcement authority over are managed by the Professional and Vocational Licensing Division (PVL) of the DCCA, and governed by the industry board, commission or program.

A professional or vocational license is a significant and unique achievement for the holder.   It cannot be loaned out to, or borrowed, by someone else.  The license assures the consumer that the industry person they will be hiring has the minimum level of education, training and experience needed to competently perform the specialized work.

The following is a list of the regulated industries and the professionals and tradespersons who perform their specialized services.

Industry Governing Board or Program

in the DCCA

Profession or Vocation Requiring a License / Registration (R) / Certificate (C) / Permit

 

(Please note that this list is not exhaustive)

 

Governing Licensing Laws
Accountancy Board of Public Accountancy Accountant

Permit to Practice

Firm Permit to Practice

HRS Chapter 466

HAR Chapter 71

Activity Desk Activity Desk Program Activity Desk (R)

 

HRS Chapter 468M

HAR Chapter 117

 

Acupuncture Board of Acupuncture Acupuncturist HRS Chapter 436E

HAR Chapter 72

 

Appraisal (real estate)

 

Appraisal Management Company Program

 

Appraisal Management Company (R) HRS Chapter 466L

 

Athletic Trainers Athletic Trainers Program Athletic Trainers (R) HRS Chapter 436H

 

Barbering & Cosmetology Board of Barbering and Cosmetology Barber

Barber Shop

Beauty Operator

Beauty Shop

Beauty Instructor

Beauty School

Beauty Apprentice (R)

Barber Apprentice (R)

 

Barbering:

HRS Chapter 438

HAR Chapter 73

 

Cosmetology:

HRS Chapter 439

HAR Chapter 78

 

Behavior Analysts Behavior Analyst Program Behavior Analyst HRS Chapter 465D

 

Boxing Hawaii State Boxing Commission Boxer

Manager

Matchmaker

Second

Timekeeper

Promoter

Judge

Referee

Physician

 

HRS Chapter 440

HAR Chapter 74

Cemetery Cemetery and Pre-Need Funeral Authority Program Cemetery Authority

Pre-Need Funeral Authority

 

HRS Chapter 441

HAR Chapter 75

Chiropractor Hawaii Board of Chiropractic Chiropractor

 

HRS Chapter 442

HAR Chapter 76

 

Collection Agency Collection Agency Program Collection Agencies (R)

Exempt Out-Of-State Collection Agency Designation (R)

 

HRS Chapter 443B

HAR Chapter 112

Condominium Condominium Property Regimes  Condominium – CPR Registration (R)

 

 

HRS Chapter 514B

(Limited enforcement authority)

Contractor Contractor License Board Contractors –Sole Proprietor, Responsible Managing Employee, Entity

–        General Engineering

–        General Building

–        Specialty Contractors

 

HRS Chapter 444

HAR Chapter 77

Dentist & Dental Hygienist Board of Dentistry Dentist

Dentist Temporary

Community Service Dentist

Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygienist Temporary

Community Service Dental Hygienist

 

 

Dentist:

HRS Chapter 448

HAR Chapter 79

 

Dental Hygienist:

HRS Chapter 447

HAR Chapter 79

 

Dispensing Optician Dispensing Optician Program Dispensing Optician

 

HRS Chapter 458

HAR Chapter 91

 

Electricians & Plumbers Board of Electricians and Plumbers Electrician

Plumber

HRS Chapter 448E

HAR Chapter 80

 

Electrologists Electrologist Program Electrologist HRS Chapter 448F

HAR Chapter 113

 

Elevator Mechanic Elevator Mechanics Licensing Board Elevator Mechanic

Elevator Mechanic Apprentice (R)

HRS Chapter 448H

HAR Chapter 81

Employment Agency Commercial Employment Agency Program Employment Agency

Employment Agency, Principal Agent Of

 

HRS Chapter 373

HAR Chapter 108

Engineers, Architects, Surveyors, & Landscape Architects

(EASLA)

 

Board of Professional Engineers, Architects, Surveyors, & Landscape Architects Engineer

Architect

Land Surveyor

Landscape Architect

HRS Chapter 464

HAR Chapter 115

Hearing Aid Dealer & Fitter

 

Hearing Aid Dealer and Fitter Program Hearing Aid Dealers and Fitters HRS Chapter 451A

HAR Chapter 83

Marriage & Family Therapist

 

Marriage and Family Therapist Program Marriage and Family Therapist

 

HRS Chapter 451J
Massage Board of Massage Therapy Massage Therapist

Massage Therapy Establishment

Massage Therapist Apprentice

 

HRS Chapter 452

HAR Chapter 84

 

Medical, Osteopathy & Medical Assistance Hawaii Medical Board Physician Assistant

Physician

Osteopathic Physician

Podiatrist

Emergency Medical Technician Basic

Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic

Emergency Medical Technician Advanced (C)

 

Physician Assistant:

HRS Chapter 453

HAR Chapter 85

 

Physician:

HRS Chapter 453

HAR Chapter 85

 

Osteopath:

HRS Chapter 453

HAR Chapter 93

 

Podiatrist:

HRS Chapter 463E

HAR Chapter 85

 

EMT:

HRS Chapter 453

HAR Chapter 85

 

 

 

Mental Health Counselor Mental Health Counselor Licensing Program

 

Mental Health Counselor HRS Chapter 453D
Mixed Martial Arts

(MMA)

Mixed Martial Arts Contests Program Mixed Martial Arts Pro Contestant

Mixed Martial Arts Judge

Mixed Martial Arts Manager

Mixed Martial Arts Physician

Mixed Martial Arts Promoter

Mixed Martial Arts Referee

Mixed Martial Arts Second

HRS Chapter 440E
Motor Vehicle Industry Motor Vehicle Industry Licensing Board Motor Vehicle Salesperson

Motor Vehicle Dealer

Motor Vehicle Consumer Consultant (R)

 

HRS Chapter 437

HAR Chapter 86

Motor Vehicle Repair Motor Vehicle Repair Industry Board Mechanic

Motor Vehicle Repair Dealer

Motor Vehicle Salvage Repair Dealer

 

HRS Chapter 437B

HAR Chapter 87

Naturopaths Board of Naturopathic Medicine Naturopath

Naturopathy Professional Corp.

HRS Chapter 455

HAR Chapter 88

 

Nurse Aide Certified Nurse Aide (C) HRS Chapter 457A

HAR Chapter 89A

 

Nursing Board of Nursing Licensed Practical Nurse

Registered Nurse

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

APRN with Prescriptive Authority

Limited Practical Nurse

 

HRS Chapter 457

HAR Chapter 89

 

 

Nursing Home Administrator Nursing Home Administrator Nursing Home Administrator HRS Chapter 457B

HAR Chapter 90

 

Occupational Therapy Occupational Therapy Program Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapy Assistant

HRS Chapter 457G
Optometry Hawaii Board of Optometry Optometrist

Optometry Professional Corp.

 

HRS Chapter 459

HAR Chapter 92

 

Pest Control Pest Control Board Pest Control Operator

Pest Control Field Representative

 

HRS Chapter 460J

HAR Chapter 94

Pharmacy & Pharmacist Board of Pharmacy Pharmacist

Pharmacy

Pharmacy – Miscellaneous Permit

Wholesale Prescription Drug Distributor

 

HRS Chapter 461

HAR Chapter 95

 

 

Physical Therapy Board of Physical Therapy Physical Therapist

Physical Therapist Assistant

HRS Chapter 461J

HAR Chapter 110

 

Port Pilot Port Pilot Program Port Pilot

Deputy Port Pilot

HRS Chapter 462A

HAR Chapter 96

 

Private Detective & Guard Board of Private Detectives and Guards Guard Employee (R)

Guard

Guard Agency

Private Detective

Private Detective Agency

 

HRS Chapter 463

HAR Chapter 97

Psychology Board of Psychology Psychologist

 

HRS Chapter 465

HAR Chapter 98

 

Real Estate Real Estate Commission Real Estate Salesperson

Real Estate Broker

Prelicense Education School (R)

Prelicense Instructor (C)

Condominium Hotel Operator (R)

 

HRS Chapter 467

HAR Chapter 99

HRS Chapter 514B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Real Estate Appraisal Real Estate Appraiser Program State Licensed Appraiser

State Certified Residential Appraiser (C)

State Certified General Appraiser (C)

Real Estate Appraiser Trainee (R)

Appraisal Management Company

 

HRS Chapter 466K

HAR Chapter 114

Respiratory Therapist

 

Respiratory Therapists Respiratory Therapist HRS Chapter 466D

 

Social Worker Social Worker Program Licensed Bachelor Social Worker

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Licensed Social Worker

 

HRS Chapter 467E
Speech Pathology and Audiology Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology Audiologist

Speech Pathologist

 

HRS Chapter 468E

HAR Chapter 100

Time Share Time Share Developer (R)

Plan Manager (R)

Acquisition Agent (R)

Exchange Agent (R)

 

HRS Chapter 514E

HAR Chapter 106

Travel Agency Travel Agency Program Charter Tour Operator (R)

Travel Agency (R)

 

HRS Chapter 468L

HAR Chapter 116

Uniform Athlete Agent Uniform Athlete Agents Program

 

Uniform Athlete Agent (R) HRS Chapter 481E

 

Veterinary Hawaii Board of Veterinary Medicine Veterinarian

 

HRS Chapter 471

HAR Chapter 101

 

Veterinary

 

Veterinary Technician Program Veterinary Technician

 

HRS Chapter 472

 

 

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