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


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Contact Information

Mailing address:
DCCA-PVL, Attn: EASLA
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801

Phone: (808) 586-3000

Web: Home Name search Forms File online
Email: easla@dcca.hawaii.gov

Licenses

We track the following licenses with the Hawaii Board of Professional Engineers, Architects, Surveyors & Landscape Architects in order to provide compliance services to our clients. As a client, you see this and other reference data in License Manager in-line with your licenses.

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Hawaii Architect License

Agency:Hawaii Board of Professional Engineers, Architects, Surveyors & Landscape Architects
NCARB Certificate:Not required
Completion of CE/PDH:Required
Fact Checked:8/10/19
Interview:Not required
NAAB-accredited degree:Not required
NCARB IDP:Required
Additional Experience:Not required
State-specific exam:Not required

Initial Registration

This section applies to architects that are applying for a license in Hawaii for the first time.

Form:http://www.hawaii.gov/dcca/pvl/boards/engineer/application_publiations
Agency Fee:

$160 application fee + $75 exam fee

Fact Checked:8/10/19

Reciprocal Registration

This section applies to architects licensed in another state that are looking for reciprocal licensure in Hawaii.

Agency Fee:

$75

Fact Checked:8/10/19

Registration Renewal

This section applies to architects that are already licensed in Hawaii and need to renew their license.

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$150

Due:

By April 30 of even-numbered years.

Fact Checked:8/10/19

Hawaii Architecture Firm License

Not required



Architecture Firm licensure is not required on the State level in Hawaii.

Architecture firms are not licensed at the state level in Hawaii. Business entities are permitted to practice architecture provided that they comply with HAR § 16-115-4.

More information: Hawaii Board of Professional Engineers, Architects, Surveyors & Landscape Architects
Law:

HRS § 464.12

Eligible Entity Types:
  • Business Corporations
  • Professional Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Partnerships
Ownership Requirements:

Business Corporations:

  • Officers and directors need not be licensed, but the corporation must appoint a Hawaii licensed individual to be responsible for all professional activities undertaken by the firm.

Professional Corporations:

  • At least 1/2 of the directors of a Hawaii professional corporation and all of the officers, other than the secretary and the treasurer, must be individuals licensed to perform a professional service performed by the firm.
  • At least one director must be a resident of Hawaii.

Limited Liability Companies:

  • Members and managers need not be licensed, but the LLC must appoint a Hawaii licensed individual to be responsible for all professional activities undertaken by the firm.

Partnerships:

  • Partners need not be licensed, but the partnership must appoint a Hawaii licensed individual to be responsible for all professional activities undertaken by the firm.

Hawaii Engineering Firm License

Not required



Engineering Firm licensure is not required on the State level in Hawaii.

Engineering firms are not licensed at the state level in Hawaii. Business entities are permitted to practice architecture provided that they comply with HAR § 16-115-4.

More information: Hawaii Board of Professional Engineers, Architects, Surveyors & Landscape Architects
Law:

HRS § 464.12

Eligible Entity Types:
  • Business Corporations
  • Professional Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Partnerships
Ownership Requirements:

Business Corporations:

  • Officers and directors need not be licensed, but the corporation must appoint a Hawaii licensed individual to be responsible for all professional activities undertaken by the firm.

Professional Corporations:

  • At least 1/2 of the directors of a Hawaii professional corporation and all of the officers, other than the secretary and the treasurer, must be individuals licensed to perform a professional service performed by the firm.
  • At least one director must be a resident of Hawaii.

Limited Liability Companies:

  • Members and managers need not be licensed, but the LLC must appoint a Hawaii licensed individual to be responsible for all professional activities undertaken by the firm.

Partnerships:

  • Partners need not be licensed, but the partnership must appoint a Hawaii licensed individual to be responsible for all professional activities undertaken by the firm.

Hawaii Land Surveying License

Not required



Land Surveying Firm licensure is not required on the State level in Hawaii.

Land Surveying firms are not licensed at the state level in Hawaii. Business entities are permitted to practice architecture provided that they comply with HAR § 16-115-4.

More information: Hawaii Board of Professional Engineers, Architects, Surveyors & Landscape Architects

Hawaii Land Surveyor License

Agency:Hawaii Board of Professional Engineers, Architects, Surveyors & Landscape Architects
Fact Checked:6/4/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Licensure - Land Surveyor

Agency Fee:

$100 exam fee + either $114 or $216 license fee depending on when the license will be issued.

Fact Checked:6/3/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$216

Due:

By April 30 of even-numbered years.

Fact Checked:6/3/19

Hawaii Landscape Architect License

Agency:Hawaii Board of Professional Engineers, Architects, Surveyors & Landscape Architects
Fact Checked:10/14/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Licensure - Landscape Architect

Agency Fee:

$100 exam fee + $60 plant materials exam fee + license fee of $216 for licenses issued between May 1 of an even-numbered year to April 30 of an odd-numbered year and $114 for licenses issued between May 1 of an odd-numbered year to April 30 of an even-numbered year.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$216

Due:

By April 30 of even-numbered years.

Hawaii Landscape Architecture Firm License

Not required



Landscape Architecture Firm licensure is not required on the State level in Hawaii.

More information: Hawaii Board of Professional Engineers, Architects, Surveyors & Landscape Architects

Hawaii Professional Engineer License

Agency:Hawaii Board of Professional Engineers, Architects, Surveyors & Landscape Architects
Allow Digital Signatures?No
Digital Signature Guidelines:

All signatures required under this section shall be original. The use of rubber signature stamps, or computer-generated or other facsimile signatures is prohibited.

HAR § 16-115-9

Allow Digital Sealing?No
Digital Sealing Guidelines:

All signatures required under this section shall be original. The use of rubber signature stamps, or computer-generated or other facsimile signatures is prohibited.

HAR § 16-115-9

Fact Checked:5/12/21

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Licensure - Engineer

Agency Fee:

$100 exam fee + either $114 or $216 license fee depending on when the license will be issued.

Fact Checked:5/19/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$216

Due:

By April 30 of even-numbered years.

Fact Checked:5/19/21

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