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