How to get your Real Estate License in Hawaii

Do you want to become a real estate agent and get Hawaii Real Estate License? McKissock Learning taught thousands of aspiring real estate agents in Hawaii, we make it easy for you to get up to speed on the Hawaii real estate license requirements.

6 Mandatory Hours
14 Elective Hours
20 Total Hours

Learn what's required for your Real Estate License in Hawaii

This real estate licensing information summarizes the minimum requirements established by the Hawaii Real Estate Commission. We recommend you contact the Hawaii Real Estate Commission for more detailed information or changes.

If you obtain real estate licenses in multiple states, we recommend you check each state's requirements.

Hawaii Real Estate License: All

Total Hours Required: 20
Mandatory Hours: 6
Elective Hours: 14
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
License Expiration Date: 12/31/2022
Education Cycle in Months: 24
Next Education Due Date: 11/30/2022
Continuing Education and Renewal Date: The filing deadline is November 30th of even years.

•Licenses expire December 31st of even years.
•While online licensing renewals will be available until 11:59:59 pm on December 31st, a licensee who does not submit a complete renewal application prior to the November 30th filing deadline will be at risk of the application not be processed and approved before the license expiration date, and the licensee may have to cease real estate licensing activity from January 1st until properly licensed.

Hours Required by Hawaii Real Estate Commission: 20 hours

•6 mandatory hours
    o3-hour Core Course A
    o3-hour Core Course B
•14 elective hours

Salespersons initially licensed in an even year are deemed to have fulfilled their CE requirement.

Duplicate Courses
: Per §16-99-95, a licensee shall not take a continuing education course for which the licensee has already received a certificate within two consecutive biennia.

Expiration Date of Course
: Course expiration dates vary but are generally 6 months after enrollment date.

Final Exam
: While students are required to demonstrate mastery of the content at certain levels of the course, there is no passing requirement for the final exam.

Certificate: With few exceptions, online course completion certificates are available for download at course conclusion and posted directly to your student dashboard.  

To Reactivate a License Before the End of the Current Biennium:

•A licensee who intends to reactivate a license before the end of the current biennium, shall inform the continuing education provider of their intent prior to the class. This will ensure that the licensee receives the correct course completion certificates.
•To reactivate a license before the end of the biennium, a licensee must first satisfy the prescribed continuing education hours of one prior renewal period.
•Licensees who wish to reactivate a license need at least 20 credit hours of continuing education (core courses + elective courses).
•The previous biennium’s core courses are available through May 31 of odd-numbered years.
•After May 31, licensees who have not completed the biennium’s core courses shall complete 20 hours of continuing education elective courses.


There is no limit to the number of CE hours that may be taken online. Licensees are advised to review their CE course history on the Hawaii Real Estate Commission’s website before completing an enrollment.


Roster Required: yes
Roster Process:

Rosters are submitted electronically every Wednesday.
McKissock will submit the rosters to the state.  Once we have submitted the rosters to the state, we will send the student an email containing a link to where they can go to the State’s site to print their certificate.
If for some reason the student doesn’t get the email, they can go to and download another copy of their certificate.

**If you need or want the roster submitted earlier than the scheduled date, there is a $10 rush fee for that service.**

If you are taking CE to re-activate your license and need make-up credit, please call our customer service department at 800-328-2008 to request that your account be marked as such so the rosters are submitted correctly.


Roster Sent: Every 7 days

Governing Agency

Name: Hawaii Real Estate Commission
Phone: 8085862643
Fax: 8085862650
Address: Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs Honolulu, HI 96813

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Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It's ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.