Hawaii Licensing Requirements

To be eligible for a real estate license:



  • Age of Majority

  • Citizen of U.S. or alien authorized to work in U.S.

  • Successfully complete a 60-hour classroom course; OR successfully complete the online or hard copy Independent Study Course; OR successfully complete the NEW Classroom/Home Study Combo Course (in place of the 60-hour classroom program).

  • Sit for and pass Hawaii Real Estate Salespersons exam. (70% in both State and National sections). May be taken at exam sites in states other than Hawaii.

  • Receive a Certificate of Completion for any of the above courses.


  • Currently licensed as real estate salesperson for three of the past five years prior to examination.

  • Experience Certificate approved by the real estate commission.

  • Successful completion of either Independent Study Course (Evidenced by Certificate of Completion).

  • Successfully pass State exam (75% score in both State and National sections).

Out-of-State Licensee:

  • Must have current, active real estate license in your state (must show evidence).

  • Find Hawaii Licensing Forms at Hawaii Real Estate Commission website.

  • Print out: Prelicense Education Equivalency Application, and National Section Equivalency Application (follow the directions).

  • Will be granted waiver from mandatory classroom education and 80-question National Section of state exam.

  • Exam Prep Kit (see Resources) is all you need to prepare for 50-question State Law Section of the salesperson or Broker exam.

Exam in Two Sections:

  1. State Law section... 50 questions

  2. National section... 80 questions

  • Applicant has 4 hours to sit for test.

  • If either section is not passed with the required score, only that section must be retaken to pass. May be retaken any time after two-day wait.

  • After successfully passing exam, applicant has two (2) years to apply for the Salesperson or Broker's license.

  • All exams are given daily except Sunday and Monday on Oahu, and often the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month on neighbor islands (call PSI Exams at 1-800-733-9267 as exam dates may change).

  • Exam Fee $63.00, payable by credit card or electronic check.