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Hawaii Real Estate License Requirements

How to Get Your Hawaii Real Estate License
To obtain a Real Estate Salesperson license in Hawaii, you must:
  • Be at least 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 pre-license education, and pass the license exam at the designated testing center
  • After completing your pre-license 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.

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Costs:
  • Our online salesperson course: $429
  • Real estate licensing exam: $68 
  • License application fee: Changes yearly, contact the DCCA for current fee

Step-by-Step Licensing Guide
  1. Enroll in our online pre-license course
  2. Complete the course and pass the course final exam
  3. Pass the licensing exam
  4. Apply for your real estate salesperson license

1. Enroll in our approved online pre-license course
During the purchase process, you will create your online Continuing Ed Express account. After your purchase is complete, the course will be placed in your new account, ready for you to begin. 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 pre-license course is created and instructed by a licensed Hawaii real estate pre-licensing instructor and Broker, and it is approved by the Hawaii Real Estate Commission.

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2. Complete the course and pass the course final exam
  • Progressing through the online content: The course offers text instruction on both the National (Uniform) and Hawaii (State) portions of the licensing exam. There is commentary by the instructor, graphs and diagrams, exercises, and quizzes to help you master the material. You will have the opportunity to go back and review each section separately, and contact your instructor if you have questions.

  • Passing the final exam: At the end of the online course, you will be presented with a multiple-choice final exam. You will need to answer at least 70% of the questions correctly in order to pass this final exam. You may take the course final exam as many times as necessary to pass.

  • Creating your eHawaii account: After you pass the course final exam, we will email you instructions for setting up your account on eHawaii.gov. You must create this account in order for your course completion certificate to be created. After you notify Continuing Ed Express that your account has been set up, we will email you your completion certificate.

3. Pass the licensing exam
The licensing exam consists of 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, and you will receive your results at the testing center immediately after you submit your exam.

You must present your course Completion Certificate at the PSI exam site in order to be admitted to the PSI Licensing Exam. You will not be admitted into the exam site without your official Completion Certificate and a picture ID bearing the same name on your certificate. Please make sure the name you registered your account with matches the name on your ID.

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.

To schedule your exam, go to www.candidate.psiexams.com. Directions to testing centers, detailed information about the license exam, and a downloadable Candidate Information Bulletin can also be found here.

If you do not live in Hawaii, 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 regarding this.


4. Apply for your real estate salesperson license within two years of passing the licensing exam
For tips on choosing the right brokerage for you, see our 12-point company preference checklist.
After completing the Hawaii Salesperson Pre-license course, receiving your completion certificate, and passing the licensing exam, you may apply for your Hawaii Real Estate Salesperson license with the State of Hawaii. The application and instructions will be given to you at the PSI 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.

There is a cost for applying. This fee will be stated on the license application document, and 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.

Meet Carol Ball – Your Online Course Instructor
Carol has been licensed in real estate in Hawaii since 1978, and licensed as a Hawaii real estate prelicensing instructor since 2001. Carol has taught post licensing courses since 1980 and pre-licensing courses since 2001. Carol served on the Hawaii Real Estate Commission from 2004-2012, also serving as its chairperson in the final year of her tenure.

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Benefits of Continuing Ed Express’s Online Hawaii Salesperson Pre-License Course
To help you remember important real estate principles, our course provides:
  • Progressive activities to help you learn complex topics such as math
  • Downloadable section summaries that you can print and review
  • e-Flashcards™ for you to self-test your cumulative recall of important principles
  • Practice quizzes throughout the course to give you immediate feedback
  • Highlighted ideas, notes, and reminders throughout the course
  • Audio commentary from your instructor to introduce the topics 
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.

Diagrams and illustrations help you understand difficult concepts
One of the most difficult things in a real estate course, besides the new vocabulary, is understanding complex concepts that are unfamiliar to you. Realizing this difficulty, we furnish you with visual aids of important concepts to help you understand each.

An opportunity to communicate with your instructor on every page  
On every page there is an opportunity to communicate with your instructor. You may easily contact your instructor for further insight on any of the information in the course. 

No text book required 
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. You may begin taking the course as soon as you register.

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If you have questions about the course or pre-license process, you can contact us.
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