Construction Licensing Compliance Guide
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Hawaii Construction Licensing

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Licenses are typically required for individuals and businesses that provide construction industry services. This guide contains information about construction industry licensing in Hawaii.

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Hawaii Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

Hawaii Asbestos Entity Registration

More Information:

http://health.hawaii.gov/irhb/asbforms/

Agency:Hawaii Department of Health - Asbestos Program
Fact Checked:9/18/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Form for Asbestos Entity Registration (Consultants & Contractors)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$200

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Form for Asbestos Entity Registration (Consultants & Contractors) (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Hawaii Contractor's License - Business Entity

Agency:Hawaii Board of Contractors
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Financial Requirements:

A financial statement prepared by a CPA is required.

Insurance Requirements:

A certificate of insurance for general liability and workers' compensation (for contractors with employees) insurance is required. The minimum limits for liability insurance are $100,000 per person and $300,000 per occurance for bodily injury and $50,000 per occurance for property damage.

Bond Requirements:

A bond of not less than $5,000 may be required by the board.

Notes:

In Hawaii, firms must file an application in addition to the application filed by the qualifying agent.

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Contractor's License - Entity

Agency Fee:

$50 application fee + $260 license fee due after the exam is passed.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Fact Checked:2/4/16

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal forms are mailed to licensees prior to expiration.

Agency Fee:

$260 for entities originally licensed during the second year of the renewal period and $355 for entities originally licensed during the first year of the license period.

Due:

By September 30 of even-numbered years.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Fact Checked:2/4/16

Individual Licenses

Hawaii Individual Construction and Contracting Licenses

Hawaii Asbestos Contractor/Supervisor Certification

More Information:

http://health.hawaii.gov/irhb/asbforms/

Agency:Hawaii Department of Health - Asbestos Program
Fact Checked:9/18/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Activities Application Form

Agency Fee:

$100

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Activities Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually from the date of initial training course.

Notes:

Refresher course must be completed before renewal.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Hawaii Asbestos Inspector Certification

More Information:

http://health.hawaii.gov/irhb/asbforms/

Agency:Hawaii Department of Health - Asbestos Program
Fact Checked:9/18/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Activities Application Form

Agency Fee:

$200

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Activities Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually from the date of initial training course.

Notes:

Refresher course must be completed before renewal.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Hawaii Asbestos Management Planner Certification

More Information:

http://health.hawaii.gov/irhb/asbforms/

Agency:Hawaii Department of Health - Asbestos Program
Fact Checked:9/18/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Activities Application Form

Agency Fee:

$50

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Activities Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually from the date of initial training course.

Notes:

Refresher course must be completed before renewal.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Hawaii Asbestos Project Designer Certification

More Information:

http://health.hawaii.gov/irhb/asbforms/

Agency:Hawaii Department of Health - Asbestos Program
Fact Checked:9/18/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Activities Application Form

Agency Fee:

$300

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Activities Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

$150

Due:

Annually from the date of initial training course.

Notes:

Refresher course must be completed before renewal.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Hawaii Asbestos Project Manager Certification

More Information:

http://health.hawaii.gov/irhb/asbforms/

Agency:Hawaii Department of Health - Asbestos Program
Fact Checked:9/18/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Activities Application Form

Agency Fee:

$150

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Activities Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually from the date of initial training course.

Notes:

Refresher course must be completed before renewal.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Hawaii Asbestos Worker Certification

More Information:

http://health.hawaii.gov/irhb/asbforms/

Agency:Hawaii Department of Health - Asbestos Program
Fact Checked:9/18/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Activities Application Form

Agency Fee:

$60

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Activities Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

$30

Due:

Annually from the date of initial training course.

Notes:

Refresher course must be completed before renewal.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Hawaii Journey Worker Electrician License

More Information:

http://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/boards/electrician/application_publication/

Agency:Hawaii Board of Electricians and Plumbers
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Exam and License - ELectricians and Plumbers

Agency Fee:

$40 application fee + $95 exam fee; UPON PASSING THE EXAMINATIONS, license fees will be due and will be prorated based upon when in the triennium you are applying.

Notarize:Required
Notes:

A verification form must be submitted with application (found on same page of website with the application form)

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$306

Due:

Triennially by June 30.

Notes:

All licensed electricians, except maintenance electricians, will need to provide proof of completing the continued competency requirement at the time of renewal.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Hawaii Journey Worker Industrial Electrician License

More Information:

http://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/boards/electrician/application_publication/

Agency:Hawaii Board of Electricians and Plumbers
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Exam and License - ELectricians and Plumbers

Agency Fee:

$40 and $95 exam fee; UPON PASSING THE EXAMINATIONS, license fees will be due and will be prorated based upon when in the triennium you are applying. (Do not send license fees with your initial application).

Notarize:Required
Notes:

A verification form must be submitted with application (found on same page of website with the application form)

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$306

Due:

Triennially by June 30.

Notes:

All licensed electricians, except maintenance electricians, will need to provide proof of completing the continued competency requirement at the time of renewal.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Hawaii Journey Worker Plumber License

More Information:

http://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/boards/electrician/application_publication/

Agency:Hawaii Board of Electricians and Plumbers
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Exam and License - ELectricians and Plumbers

Agency Fee:

$40 and $95 exam fee; UPON PASSING THE EXAMINATIONS, license fees will be due and will be prorated based upon when in the triennium you are applying. (Do not send license fees with your initial application).

Notarize:Required
Notes:

A verification form must be submitted with application (found on same page of website with the application form)

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$306

Due:

Triennially by June 30.

Notes:

All licensed plumbers will need to provide proof of completing the continued competency requirement at the time of renewal.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Hawaii Journey Worker Specialty Electrician License

More Information:

http://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/boards/electrician/application_publication/

Agency:Hawaii Board of Electricians and Plumbers
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Exam and License - ELectricians and Plumbers

Agency Fee:

$40 and $95 exam fee; UPON PASSING THE EXAMINATIONS, license fees will be due and will be prorated based upon when in the triennium you are applying. (Do not send license fees with your initial application).

Notarize:Required
Notes:

A verification form must be submitted with application (found on same page of website with the application form)

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$306

Due:

Triennially by June 30.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Hawaii Maintenance Electrician License

More Information:

http://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/boards/electrician/application_publication/

Agency:Hawaii Board of Electricians and Plumbers
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Exam and License - ELectricians and Plumbers

Agency Fee:

$40 and $95 exam fee; UPON PASSING THE EXAMINATIONS, license fees will be due and will be prorated based upon when in the triennium you are applying. (Do not send license fees with your initial application).

Notarize:Required
Notes:

A verification form must be submitted with application (found on same page of website with the application form)

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$306

Due:

Triennially by June 30.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Hawaii Master Plumber License

More Information:

http://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/boards/electrician/application_publication/

Agency:Hawaii Board of Electricians and Plumbers
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Exam and License - ELectricians and Plumbers

Agency Fee:

$40 and $95 exam fee; UPON PASSING THE EXAMINATIONS, license fees will be due and will be prorated based upon when in the triennium you are applying. (Do not send license fees with your initial application).

Notarize:Required
Notes:

A verification form must be submitted with application (found on same page of website with the application form)

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$306

Due:

Triennially by June 30.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Hawaii Supervising Electrician License

More Information:

http://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/boards/electrician/application_publication/

Agency:Hawaii Board of Electricians and Plumbers
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Exam and License - ELectricians and Plumbers

Agency Fee:

$40 and $95 exam fee; UPON PASSING THE EXAMINATIONS, license fees will be due and will be prorated based upon when in the triennium you are applying. (Do not send license fees with your initial application).

Notarize:Required
Notes:

A verification form must be submitted with application (found on same page of website with the application form)

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$306

Due:

Triennially by June 30.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Hawaii Supervising Industrial Electrician License

More Information:

http://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/boards/electrician/application_publication/

Agency:Hawaii Board of Electricians and Plumbers
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Exam and License - ELectricians and Plumbers

Agency Fee:

$40 and $95 exam fee; UPON PASSING THE EXAMINATIONS, license fees will be due and will be prorated based upon when in the triennium you are applying. (Do not send license fees with your initial application).

Notarize:Required
Notes:

A verification form must be submitted with application (found on same page of website with the application form)

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$306

Due:

Triennially by June 30.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Hawaii Supervising Specialty Electrician License

More Information:

http://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/boards/electrician/application_publication/

Agency:Hawaii Board of Electricians and Plumbers
Fact Checked:4/27/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Exam and License - ELectricians and Plumbers

Agency Fee:

$40 and $95 exam fee; UPON PASSING THE EXAMINATIONS, license fees will be due and will be prorated based upon when in the triennium you are applying. (Do not send license fees with your initial application).

Notarize:Required
Notes:

A verification form must be submitted with application (found on same page of website with the application form)

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$306

Due:

Triennially by June 30.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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