Hawaii Real Estate License Requirements

Learn about the Hawaii education requirements for real estate licensing and renewal.

Licensing Board/Commission: Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Real Estate Branch (DCCA)

Hawaii Real Estate Education Requirements:

  • Hawaii real estate salesperson license: 60 hours of Hawaii real estate salespersons pre-license coursework
  • Hawaii real estate broker license: 80 hours of Hawaii real estate broker pre-license coursework

Hawaii State Reciprocity:

Real estate commissions and boards across the country are adopting policies for a real estate agent in one state to more easily become licensed in another state.

Hawaii does not have a reciprocal relationship with any other state. However, a salesperson may qualify for an equivalency to the pre-license education requirement and/or the equivalency to the Uniform Examination.

A real estate professional with a current and unencumbered real estate salesperson’s license in another state may become a Hawaii real estate broker with the approval of the proper applications. (See the Real Estate Broker Flowchart for additional information.)

Hawaii Real Estate Continuing Education (CE) and License Renewal Requirements:

  • Real estate licenses in Hawaii must be renewed by November 30 of even-numbered years
  • Real estate CE classes for license renewal can be completed through December 31 of even-numbered years
  • Hawaii requires 20 hours of continuing education, of which 14 hours may be electives and 6 hours must be core courses
  •  Course credit cannot be granted for the same course completed within two consecutive biennia