The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) today announced the expansion of the state professional and vocational licensing system, MyPVL, to allow for the first time the acceptance of licensing registration applications. The initial implementation will be for the registration application of Guard Employees, which is now being accepted online at pvl.ehawaii.gov/mypvl.
New applicants will be required to create a MyPVL account and complete the application online. The application process includes the attachment of all supporting documentation, and the submission of payment electronically by credit card, checking account, or eHawaii.gov subscriber account. Through MyPVL, applicants will be able to monitor their application status and receive secure and private communications from the DCCA Professional and Vocational Licensing (PVL) Division. They may also access licensing information and perform renewals once licensed.
“This welcomed feature will greatly allow us to streamline our professional and vocational licensing system,” said PVL Licensing Administrator Celia Suzuki. “With its success, we plan to continue to expand registration into other licensing areas.”
“MyPVL has proven to be a success for all of our licensees,” added DCCA Director Catherine Awakuni Colón. “With nearly a 90% overall online adoption rate for licensing renewals, we hope the new application process will be just as successful in our efforts in providing better service to new applicants as well.”
MyPVL service provides 24/7 access to information and services from a single dashboard for all PVL licensees. It was created through a partnership with PVL and the state’s internet portal manager, Hawaii Information Consortium. The service is one of many online services for individuals and businesses offered through the state’s official website, www.ehawaii.gov.
Hawaii’s official Internet portal, portal.ehawaii.gov, is managed by Hawaii Information Consortium, LLC, a Hawaii corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of eGovernment firm, NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV). Hawaii Information Consortium, LLC partners with Hawaii state and county government agencies to bring more services online and improve public access to government information.
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