CTE Permits

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A limited duty special permit issued to an individual employed by the Hawaii Department of Education to provide instruction in career and technical education.


  1. Submit application for Career and Technical Education Special Permit.
    • If you answer “yes” to any question in Section 2 of the Professional Fitness Section application, you will be notified to submit additional documentation.
  2. Be recommended by the Department of Education to receive the permit.
  3. Pay the $48 fee to practice the profession of teaching each year renewable annually for five years. Fees for licenses and permits are non-refundable.

All applicants applying for a permit must pay the fee to practice the profession of teaching. Fees for licenses and permits are non-refundable.


$48 per year, up to five (5) years.

Payment Options

You will be notified by email to pay your permit, fee when all other requirements are met if you have created an online account at www.htsb.org. You must pay for this permit annually as issuance is dependent upon employment by a Hawaii public school. All payments are non-refundable.

Payment using the MyHTSB online account will automatically issue your permit, allow you to print a copy of your permit,, and display your new permit, information in the HTSB License Search for the public. When you pay online you may select a yearly payment plan and pay by eCheck or credit card, and you will receive an email reminder when an upcoming payment is due. The online system vendor, eHawaii.gov, charges an administrative fee to support the online system but HTSB will pay this fee for you when you pay online.

Payment Using the MyHTSB Online Account Permit Fee Administrative Fee charged by eHawaii.gov is paid by HTSB Your Total
Annual Payment $48.00 $5.80 $48.00