Requirements and steps for getting licensed.
To obtain a new real estate license in Hawaii as a salesperson, you need to:
NOTE: As of 2/18/14 prelicense schools will be required to electronically report your course completion with the state - in order to do this you must first create an account on the Real Estate Education System. For more information and instructions click here and look for "Creating and Using an Account for Prelicensees". You will need to use your legal name as it appears on the photo ID you will present when you take your licensing exam. ProSchools also must have your legal name so that the correct name is on your completion certificate so please call us if you did not provide your legal name when you enrolled. You must present your completion certificate at the testing center.
SPECIAL NOTE: To avoid delays, you should resolve all outstanding tax obligations with the Hawaii Department of Taxation prior to submission of a Hawaii real estate license application.
If you have additional questions about licensing, we recommend you call the Hawaii Real Estate Branch at 1-808-586-3000 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you hold a current license from another state, you may be able to forego the prelicense course requirement and/or the requirement to take the national (uniform) portion of the exam by obtaining an equivalency certificate. You need to:
Complete a license application and pay the corresponding fee. The license application will be provided to you at the test site upon successfully passing the Hawaii portion of the real estate examination.
Continuing Education Requirements
License expires 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 5 hour core course education (two courses 2.5 hours each). Must complete 15 hours of elective courses.
Licensing Exam Information
What to expect and how to best prepare for your state exam.
Hawaii real estate license applicants must pass a computerized license examination administered by PSI. The exam consists of 80 national and 50 state-specific questions. To schedule an exam, you can call toll-free at 1-800-733-9267 or visit www.psiexams.com. You are encouraged to reserve your exam date at least three to four business days prior.
To schedule an exam, you will need the following:
Upon registering, you will receive an examination confirmation number. For more information, read the state of Hawaii Real Estate Candidate Handbook, which includes details of all licensing requirements, exam reservation guidelines, and a list of all test center locations and hours of operation.
You must bring to the test center on examination day the following:
Upon arriving at the test center, you’ll need to show your photo ID to the test administrator. Then a brief online tutorial will familiarize you with the computerized testing system before you answer 130 multiple-choice questions.
The exam has two parts: the uniform portion covers national real estate law and practices; the state portion covers Hawaii-specific law and practices. These two portions are graded separately; you must pass each with a score of 70% or better.
You will have four (4) hours to complete the exam. Be sure to attempt answering every question. A passing score is valid for two years.