Motor Vehicle Safety Office

98-339 Ponohana Place
Aiea, Hawaii 96701

The MVSO operations include:
• The Highway Safety Office Staff (relocated from the Aliiaimoku Building, Room 405 at 869 Punchbowl Street, Honolulu), and
• The Motor Carrier Safety Staff, Highway Safety Section, and Clerical Servicing Staff (relocated from the Kakuhihewa Building, Room 511 at 601 Kamokila Boulevard, Kapolei).

• Counter service hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except for State observed holidays.
• Driver Education and Motorcycle Instructor Certification hours: Monday thru Friday by appointment.
• All other services hours: Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except State observed holidays.

Airbag Recall Video

Function Statement

Privacy Policy Statement

Driver’s License and State Identification Card

New Application Forms:

Highway Safety Section – Drivers:

Highway Safety Section – Motorcycles, Motor Scooters and Mopeds:

Motor Vehicle Registration Related Links:

Motor Carrier Safety Section:

Motor Carrier Safety Section – Heavy Vehicle Use Tax:

Highway Safety Section – Commercial Drivers:

Effective February 7, 2022, FMCSA Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) regulations are required.


FMCSA Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) regulations set the baseline for training requirements for entry-level drivers.  ELDT must be completed with a training provider registered with FMCSA.  ELDT requirements apply to an applicant to:

  • Obtain a Class A or Class B CDL for the first time. This requires that the ELDT be completed before being allowed to take the CDL skills test;
  • Upgrade an existing Class B CDL to a Class A CDL. This requires that the ELDT be completed before being allowed to take the CDL skills test; or
  • Obtain a school bus (S), passenger (P), or hazardous materials (H) endorsement for the first time. This requires that the ELDT be completed before taking the (S) and (P) endorsements CDL skills test, and requires the ELDT be completed before taking the (H) endorsement knowledge test.


The ELDT regulations are not retroactive; the entry-level driver training requirements do not apply to individuals holding a valid CDL or an S, P, or H endorsement issued prior to February 7, 2022.

If an applicant who obtains a CLP prior to February 7, 2022, obtains a CDL before the CLP or renewed CLP expires, the applicant is not subject to the ELDT requirements.

Any individual who meets one of the exceptions for taking a skills test in 49 CFR Part 383 is also exempt from the ELDT requirements.

For the complete and latest up-to-date information on ELDT visit the FMCSA website:

How to find a CDL Training Provider? 

Visit the FMCSA website provided below and scroll down to the section titled, “Do you need to find a training provider?”, to download or view the most current list of training providers.   FMCSA will provide a website to better access the Training Provider Registry in the future.

For a list of Hawaii Training Providers as of January 12, 2022:

Click here

How to become a CDL Training Provider? 

Visit the FMCSA website for information and to register.

Information about owning and driving a MOPED:

Periodic Inspection of Motor Vehicles:


Hawaii Administrative Rules – Highways Division

List of current rules

Legislative Updates


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