Licensing Area: Contractor

 ATTENTION: Insurance Certificate Information Electronic Online Submittal System


Provides faster processing of contractor insurance certificates.

Inform your insurance provider to submit your insurance certificate information online at

Certificates of insurance submitted online no longer need to be faxed or mailed in.

Note: If your license is forfeited or your insurance is provided by a leasing company or out of state insurance provider; Your insurance certificate will need to be submitted via hardcopy fax or mail.


Frequently Asked Questions

Description of Contractor License Classifications

Contact Information for Frequently Called Numbers


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


Business Registration Division
(808) 586-2727


Executive Officer

Candace Ito

(808) 586-2700

Residents on the neighbor islands may call by dialing the following toll free numbers followed by the last 5 digits of the phone numbers above and the # sign:

Kauai   274-3141
Maui   984-2400
Hawaii   974-4000
Lanai & Molokai   1-800-468-4644


Att: CLB
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801


License Categories

  • Entity
  • Responsible Managing Employee (RME)
  • Sole Proprietor



Biennial September 30 every even numbered year.

Failure to timely renew by the renewal date will result in the forfeiture of the license. After the renewal date, the forfeited license may be restored within 60 days and subject to meeting restoration requirements. Failure to restore a forfeited license within 60 days after the renewal date will result in the termination of the license and the person must apply as a new applicant and meet current licensing requirements.

Pursuant to Section 436B-14.5, HRS, any license held by a member of the armed forces, National Guard, or a reserve component that expires, is forfeited, or deemed delinquent while the member is on active duty and deployed during a state or national crisis shall be restored if certain restoration requirements are met.  Military Renewal and Restoration Information Sheet.

Regulating Body

Contractors License Board

Board Composition
13 Members

Guy Akasaki, Industry, Chairperson

John Polischeck, Jr., Industry, Vice-Chairperson

Anacleto "Joey" Alcantara, Jr., Industry

Tyrus Kagawa, Industry

William A. Kamai, Public

Nathan T. Konishi, Industry/Kauai

Peter H. M. Lee, Public

Leonard K. P. Leong, Industry

Danny T. Matsuoka, Public

Kent Matsuzaki, Industry

Aldon K. Mochida, Industry

Daryl Suehiro, Industry

Vacant, Industry


5 General Contractors
5 Specialty Contractors
3 Public

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