Licensing Area: Pest Control


Frequently Asked Questions


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

Charlene Tamanaha

(808) 586-2705

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: PC
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801


License Categories

  • Operator
  • Field Representative


Biennial June 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 1 year and subject to meeting restoration requirements. Failure to restore a forfeited license within 1 year 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

Pest Control Board

Board Composition
9 Members

Julian Yates, PhD, Ex-officio/Dept. of Entomology, Chairperson

Alvin F. Fukuyama, Public, Vice-Chairperson

Terrance Manago, Industry

Jonathan Montalbo, Industry

Rodney Ono, Industry

Ronald S. Weinberg, Public

Vacant, Public

Lance Kobashigawa, Ex-officio/Dept. of Agriculture

Lynn Nakasone, Ex-officio/Dept. of Health

4 Pest Control Operators
2 Public
3 Ex-Officio (from Board of Agriculture,
Dept. of Health, Dept. of Entomology - University of Hawaii)

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