Hawaii Real Estate License Requirements

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Hawaii Real Estate Licensing Requirements

This licensing information is designed to provide a summary of the minimum education requirements established by the Hawaii Real Estate Commission. We recommend you contact the Hawaii Real Estate Commission for more detailed information or changes.

Hawaii Real Estate Salesperson Pre-License Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age by the examination date
  • Be a US citizen, US national, or an alien authorized to work in the US by the examination date
  • Your social security number is used to verify your identity for licensing purposes and for compliance with the below laws. For a license to be issued you must provide your social security number or your application will be deemed deficient and will not be processed further.
  • Possess a reputation for or record of competency, honesty, truthfulness, financial integrity and fair dealing
  • Complete a Commission approved 60 hour pre-license course (Completion Certificates are valid for 2 years)
  • Pass the State Examination which is administered through PSI; see Hawaii real estate license exam prep
  • Submit an application within 2 years of passing the state exam

Hawaii Real Estate Broker Pre-License Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age by the examination date
  • Be a US citizen, US national, or an alien authorized to work in the US by the examination date
  • Your social security number is used to verify your identity for licensing purposes and for compliance with the below laws. For a license to be issued you must provide your social security number or your application will be deemed deficient and will not be processed further.
  • Possess a reputation for or record of competency, honesty, truthfulness, financial integrity and fair dealing
  • Hold a current, unencumbered Hawaii real estate salesperson license, or a current, unencumbered Broker License real estate salesperson or broker license in another state or jurisdiction recognized by the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials, with an equivalent real estate licensing law as determined by the commission.
  • Have at least 3 years of experience as a Salesperson in the past 5 years of being licensed
  • Complete a Commission approved 80 hour pre-license course (Completion Certificates are valid for 2 years)
  • Submit an application within 2 years of passing the state exam; see Hawaii real estate license exam prep

Hawaii Real Estate License Continuing Education Requirements

  • License expire on December 31st of even number years
  • Licensees must renew their license by November 30 of even number years
  • While online licensing renewals will be available until 11:59:59 pm, December 31, the November 30 deadline ensures that licensees who submit complete renewal applications by the filing deadline will be successfully renewed prior to the license expiration date and will receive their license pocket card before the start of the new licensing biennium.
  • Must complete a total of 20 hours of continuing education each renewal cycle
  • Must complete a commission mandated 8 hour core course education
  • Must complete 12 hours of elective courses

Hawaii Real Estate Reciprocity Requirements

  • Hawaii does not reciprocate with any other state.
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