Hawaii Licensing Overview for a General Contractor

Licensing for a general contractor in Hawaii is controlled by the Hawaii Contractor License Board.

General Guidelines for a General Contractor in Hawaii

Specific requirements to perform general contractor services can generally be used as a guideline, but make sure to check with your local governing rules and regulations.

Who’s allowed to perform these services?


General requirements for a general contractor license?

If you plan on doing residential, commercial, or public works projects amounting to $1,000 or more, or projects that require a building permit you need to obtain a license. Here are some requirements you need to:

• Show proof of insurance, including Workers Comp if you have employees
• Pass business, law, and trade exams.

What’s the state licensing site for a general contractor?

Hawaii Contractor License Board

What are some training programs available for a general contractor?

See training programs

How long is a license good for and when do I need to renew?

Check with local governing body for updated details.

What are fees associated with licensing?

Check with local governing body for updated details.