As of July 25, 2013 the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs in Hawaii is working overtime to process security guard card license registrations. Because the law requiring security guard training and guard cards went into effect on July 1, 2013, the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affair has been swamped with last minute applications. The following chart shows the status of the guard card applications that have been received so far:
Obviously, once the initial round of applications are processed, Hawaii will be able to keep up with new applications. So, if you are waiting for your guard card to be approved – be patient, especially if your criminal background check requires further investigation.