Application for School Licensure

Licensure is for 2 years. Current licensing period: 2019-2021 Applications are still being accepted but the licensing fee is not prorated.

Applications for School Licensing and Vendor Compliance

Initial License

If you are opening a new school or applying for the first time, use this link to apply for an Initial License:

License for a new school


If you are renewing a current license for 2019 - 2021, use this link:

License Renewal

The renewal period for 2019-2021 has just completed, however we are still accepting applications.   The deadline for the next renewal period will be July 1, 2021 in which a new application will be issued later.

Vendor Compliance

The DOE requires "Compliant" status from different agencies for initial and renewal license applications.  You can purchase a report online ($12.00) from the procurement office which will show your status from the following: Hawaii Department of Taxation (DOTAX), the Internal Revenue Service, the Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR), and the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs

Contact Information


Phone: 808-305-9764



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