How to earn your Hawaii real estate license
To obtain a Real Estate Salesperson license in Hawaii, you must be 18 years of age, be a US citizen US National or alien authorized to work in US by exam date, complete 60 hours of approved prelicense education, and pass the license exam at the designated testing center. After completing your prelicense course and passing the license exam, you apply for your real estate license with the state of Hawaii. Review a PDF from Hawaii.gov for specific requirements and instructions.
Our online salesperson course $429
Real estate licensing exams $68
License application fee $185-$225 ($185 in odd years, $225 in even years)
Step-by-step licensing guide
Enroll in our online prelicense course
Take the course and pass the course final exam
Pass the licensing exam
Apply for your real estate salesperson license within two years of passing the licensing exam
1. Enroll in our approved online prelicense course
From our homepage, select Hawaii, and then Pre-license. Or Click here to purchase the course.
The course offers text instruction on both the National (Uniform) and Hawaii portions of the licensing exam There is instructional commentary by the instructor (creator of the course), graphs and diagrams, exercises, quizzes to help you master the material, and an opportunity to go back and review each section separately. On every page you can contact your instructor if you have questions.
As with all of our online courses, you may take them anywhere, anytime, 24/7. You may log out and log back in at any time, with stopping and starting points automatically saved.
With Continuing Ed Express’s exclusive online e-learning technologies, you can learn at your best pace. Our online courses offer high quality content, with easy-to-use navigation.
Our Hawaii salesperson prelicense course is created and instructed by a licensed Hawaii real estate prelicensing instructor and Broker, and approved by the Hawaii Real Estate Commission.
2. Take the course and pass the course final exam
To help you remember important real estate principles, all our prelicense courses provide:
Practice quizzes throughout the course that give you immediate feedback
Progressive activities to help you learn complex topics such as math
e-Flashcards™ for you to self-test your cumulative recall of important principles
Downloadable section summaries for quick reviews
Highlighted ideas, notes, and reminders throughout the course
Audio commentary by your instructor to introduce the topics
3. Pass the licensing exam
After successfully completing the Hawaii Salesperson Prelicense course, Continuing Ed Express will mail you the completion certificate. Once you’ve received your mailed certificate, you may take the license exam at an approved PSI testing center. You must provide the center with your original Completion Certificate to be admitted to the exam
For directions to testing centers, detailed information about the license exam, and a downloadable Candidate Information Bulletin, visit PSI Exams Online.
You will take a two-part exam: one part for general real estate principles, and one part for Hawaii-specific laws and practices. You must take both parts at the same session. You must receive 70% on both to pass the exam.
If you do not pass one or both of them, you must wait until the next business day to schedule a retake. You retake only the one you did not pass. The cost of both parts is $68. Re-testing is the same cost even if you must retake only one part. This fee is paid to PSI Exams.
4. Apply for your real estate salesperson license within two years of passing the licensing exam
After completing the Hawaii Salesperson Prelicense course, receiving your completion certificate, and passing the licensing exam, you may apply for your Hawaii Real Estate Salesperson with the State of Hawaii. The application and instructions will be given to you at the exam site when you pass the licensing exam. To apply for an active real estate license, your license application must be signed by the Principal Broker of the firm with which you will associate.
The cost of applying for a real estate salesperson license is $225 in an even numbered year and $185 in an odd numbered year. This fee, which is stated on your license application documents that you receive when you pass the exam, is paid to the State of Hawaii.
For more information about license requirements and applying for your license, visit the Hawaii Real Estate Commission’s website.
License renewals and continuing education requirements
To keep your real estate license active, you must complete 20 hours of continuing education by November 30 of every even numbered year. You must also renew your license by December 30 of each even numbered year. Click here for more information about continuing education requirements in Hawaii.
Convenient continuing education
We offer continuing education courses in Hawaii. You’ll have a record of your active and completed courses in your account page to help you keep track of your course completions.
Features of the Online Hawaii Salesperson Prelicense Course
The Continuing Ed Express online Hawaii Prelicensing course is designed to help you pass the licensing exam. Here is how we do it:
Printable Snapshot Reviews at the end of the chapter
Print up the reviews of each chapter to help you study for the exam.
Study for your real estate license the way the licensing exam is given.
The licensing exam is given in two parts, National questions and Hawaii questions. Continuing Ed Express Hawaii Prelicensing Online separates the National material where you can learn the basics from the Hawaii state specific material where you apply the basics. Once you learn the basics it is a lot easier to understand the state-specific material which is the hardest part of the exam.
Audio overview preceding the chapters by your instructor, Carol Ball.
Your instructor and course designer, Carol Ball, recreated the lessons and techniques that she utilizes in her live prelicensing classes in Hawaii. Most of her students pass the real estate licensing exam after taking her course and passing it.* She introduces each chapter with an audio preface to the chapter to prepare you for the chapter.
(*91% of the students in her live class passed the National part of the licensing exam and 81% of the students passed the Hawaii part of the exam in 2012. PSI Testing Service 4/17/13.)
Navigation outline tells you exactly where you are in the course
A concise outline is located on the left side column of the course and provides you a menu of topics that are covered in the course. Once you have completed a section you can easily go back to review items that you want to understand better or about which you have questions.
Charts, Diagrams and Illustrations to help you understand difficult concepts
One of the most difficult things in a real estate course, besides the new vocabulary, is understanding concepts that are foreign to you. Realizing this difficulty, we furnish you with visual aids of the concepts to help you understand them.
Quizzes after each chapter
To help you practice what you learned, there are quizzes at the end of the chapters, separated into National (Uniform) and Hawaii sections just like the licensing exam, to increase your understanding of the fine points of the vocabulary and concepts.
Reinforcement of important information
Study tips such as “Remember This”, “Bright Idea” and instructional commentary by your instructor highlight important items throughout the course simulating interchange with your instructor as you have in a live course.
An opportunity to communicate with your instructor on every page
On every page there is an opportunity to communicate with your instructor. Once you have completed digesting the information you have read and still don’t understand it you may easily contact your instructor for further insight.
No text book is required for this course
Continuing Ed Express Hawaii online prelicensing course is complete. There is no additional textbook from which you have to study or order in addition to the course since the course presented online is complete.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any prerequisites to take the prelicensing course?
There are no prerequisites to taking the prelicensing course. You don’t have to know anything about real estate before you take the course. You will learn everything you need to know from the course itself in order to pass the licensing exam, provided you study.
How long do I have to complete the course?
Once you purchase the course you can take it anytime; 24/7, and it will remain in your account. You do not need to complete the course within a specific timeframe. The course was approved to fulfill the 60 hours of required real estate education. Once you receive the course completion certificate, you have two years to take the licensing exam.
After I pass the course then what do I do?
You will receive your mailed completion certificate from Continuing Ed Express. You should schedule your license exam by going to https://candidate.psiexams.com/. Be sure to bring your original mailed certificate with you to the exam.
How do I sign up for the Hawaii real estate licensing exam?
Go to https://candidate.psiexams.com/. Sign up for a license exam date by phone or email at a testing center.
Once I pass the real estate licensing exam how long will it take me to obtain my license?
According to the information on the Professional and Vocational License website your license may take up to 45 days to process.
Is your school approved?
Yes. The Hawaii Salesperson Prelicense course is approved by the Hawaii Real Estate Commission as an online course.
When I’m taking a course online, can I contact the instructor with questions?
Yes, on every page within the online course there is an envelope icon in the upper right corner of the page. Click on that icon to send a message to the instructor, Carol Ball. She will respond to your questions promptly, and you will receive an email once she has responded to your message. Then log into your Continuing Ed Express account to view your message. Carol is happy to answer any of your questions, so please take advantage of the one-on-one support!
When I take the state exam, how long does it take to get the results?
You get the results immediately at the test center along with your application for licensure.
Do you offer Continuing Education?
Yes, Continuing Ed Express offers online real estate continuing education courses in Hawaii. We currently offer elective courses.
I'm a non-resident without a real estate license, can I become a Hawaii licensee?
You do not have to be a Hawaii resident to obtain a Hawaii real estate license but you must associate with a licensed Hawaii brokerage whose Principal Broker will supervise your work in order to practice in Hawaii.
I do not live in Hawaii. Do I have to come there to take the state test?
The testing agency, PSI, has testing centers throughout the nation where you may be able to take your Hawaii state exam. Please go to https://candidate.psiexams.com/ to contact PSI.
I have more questions. Who do I contact?
Please contact the Continuing Ed Express customer service by clicking on the Contact Us link above or calling 1.866.415.8521. If you have questions about the licensing process or course content, we will direct you to the course instructor, Carol Ball.
We are always happy to help, so please contact us with any questions!