HONOLULU--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ (DCCA) Professional and Vocational Licensing Division (PVL) today reported an increase in online renewals for professional licensees. License renewals for Engineers, Architects, Surveyors and Landscape Architects (EASLA) concluded on April 30, 2008, with nearly 7,000 (96%) of Hawaii’s EASLA licensed professionals choosing to renew their licenses online at http://www.eHawaii.gov.
Currently, an additional 13,400 licensed professionals are now eligible to renew their licenses online at http://www.eHawaii.gov or http://pvl.ehawaii.gov/renewals. Professionals able to renew online for this cycle include:
By renewing online, professionals receive a 25 percent customer appreciation credit on the renewal fee and a 10 percent discount on the compliance resolution fund fee.
Instructions for completing the online renewal and details of the online discounts have been mailed to each current license holder. Online renewals will be accepted until midnight on June 30, 2008 except for Dispensing Opticians who have until midnight July 1, 2008. After that date, renewals will not be accepted online, and renewals must be submitted by mail.
The development of this online service is part of the state’s ongoing initiative to improve efficiency by implementing electronic and more efficient government services. The online renewal service was created through a partnership with the State of Hawaii’s, Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Professional and Vocational Licensing Division and the state’s Internet Portal Manager, Hawaii Information Consortium.
Hawaii’s official Internet portal, http://www.eHawaii.gov, is managed by Hawaii Information Consortium, LLC (HIC), a Hawaii corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of eGovernment firm NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV). HIC works with state agencies to enable them to conduct state business online and improve public access to government information.
NIC manages more eGovernment services than any provider in the world. The company helps government communicate more effectively with citizens and businesses by putting essential services online. NIC provides eGovernment solutions for 2,900 state and local agencies that serve more than 69 million people in the United States. Additional information is available at http://www.nicusa.com.