Licensing Area: Physical Therapy


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


Executive Officer

Alan Taniguchi

(808) 586-2701

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


License Categories

  • Physical Therapist
  • Temporary PT License
  • Physical Therapist Assistant


Biennial December 31 every even numbered year.

Renewals begin Monday, October 27, 2014
Postcards renewal notices will be mailed out on Friday, October 24, 2014.

Online renewals must be submitted via "MyPVL" at by midnight (HST), December 31, 2014.  Late renewals may be subject to a late renewal fee.

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 1year 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

Board of Physical Therapy

Board Composition
7 Members

Neil K. Shimabukuro, PT, Chairperson

Rachelle Iopa, PT, Vice-Chairperson

Russell Y.J. Chung, Public

Debra T. Kubota, PT

Elizabeth McCreary, Public

Vacant, PT

Vacant, PTA

4 Physical Therapists
1 Physical Therapist Assistant
2 Public

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