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Licensing in Hawaii & Related Resources

Licensing of Architects in Hawaii

Licensing of Architects in Hawaii is regulated by the State to safeguard public health, safety and welfare. 

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

Questions about licensure for Architects in Hawaii?

Contact the Engineer, Architect, Surveyor and Landscape Architect (EASLA) Board.

They have information on how to become licensed in Hawaii, how to transfer your Architect license issued by another state, or to find out about the laws and rules governing the licensing and practice of architecture in Hawaii.

Accrediting Bodies and National Organizations

Renew Your Hawaii License Online and On Time!

On-time renewals for the licensing period of May 1, 2018 to April 30, 2020 will begin Monday, March 5, 2018 and end midnight (HST) Monday, April 30, 2018

Renewal postcard reminders will be mailed out March 2, 2018

Renew online at

MyPVL” and Renewal FAQs

To be guaranteed a pocket card by April 30, 2018
Renewals should be submitted by March 30, 2018

Architects (AR) are required to have completed 16 credit hours of continuing education (CE) courses in public protection (health, safety, welfare) subjects in order to renew their license effective the April 30, 2008 renewal and every biennial renewal period thereafter. CE documentation is not required to be submitted with your renewal application.

Failure to timely renew by license expiration date will result in the forfeiture of the license. Read more.

To learn more about these laws, the Hawaii Revised Statues (HRS), set by the State Legislature, should be your source of information. Specifically HRS 464 talks about the Professional Engineers, Architects, Surveyors and Landscape Architects. View our "Licensing of Architects in Hawaii flyer (PDF).


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