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:

Students often take advantage of exam prep tailored for Hawaii to give them a greater chance of passing their exams.

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.)


For more information, visit our full guide on reciprocity.

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