Here's what you need to renew your Hawaii Real Estate license
The information below is a summary of the minimum requirements set forth by the Hawaii Real Estate Commission. For a more detailed requirements breakdown, please see the board's site.
If you hold Real Estate licenses in multiple states, please make sure to check each state's requirements.
Hawaii Real Estate: All
•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 score 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.
Rosters are submitted electronically every Wednesday.
The school will submit student rosters to the state. The student will receive an email from the school 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 https://myce.dcca.hawaii.gov/, log into their account, 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.
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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.