•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.