The Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) Professional and Vocational Licensing Division (PVL) has announced new, completed licensing applications can now be submitted online through MyPVL.
With the recent stay-at-home order and the closure of State of Hawaii offices due to COVID-19, walk-in services are unavailable at this time and most new applications could previously only be accepted by mail. Now, applicants can submit their completed application, required documentation and payment online through MyPVL from the comfort and safety of their home.
“The safety and well-being of our licensees and staff are important to us,” said Charlene Tamanaha, Licensing Administrator for PVL. “In this critical time, it’s even more important for us to expand access and services to our licensees while making the interaction as easy and efficient as possible.”
MyPVL is a one-stop shop to manage an existing license or to register as a professional licensee. The service has nearly 150,000 individual accounts and manages nearly 160,000 licenses and more than 26,000 applications.
The MyPVL service was created in partnership with NIC Hawaii, the official internet portal manager of eHawaii.gov.
The Professional and Vocational Licensing Division licenses 52 different professions and vocations to include 25 licensing regulatory boards and commissions as well as 27 licensing programs. PVL handles about 20,000 new applicants and over 60,000 license renewals, plus thousands of address or name changes annually.
About NIC Hawaii
This site was launched as part of the eHawaii.gov state portal program. Pursuant to chapter 27G, Hawaii Revised Statutes, the portal program is overseen by the Access Hawaii Committee, which collaborates with provider Hawaii Information Consortium, dba NIC Hawaii, along with state and county agencies to continually identify new online services to be added to the portal. For more information, visit nichawaii.egov.com.
NIC Inc. (Nasdaq: EGOV) launched the digital government industry in 1992, and continues to lead it, providing a secure payment engine and thousands of digital government solutions across a network of more than 6,000 federal, state, and local government agencies. In addition, NIC is a leading provider of outdoor recreation solutions, with 1 out of 6 hunting and fishing licenses in the United States sold using an NIC service. The company created the nation’s first personal assistant for government and comprehensive mobile platform, Gov2Go®, as well as the innovative, data-driven prescription drug monitoring platform, RxGov®. More information is available at www.egov.com.