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Hawaii Real Estate Branch
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Real Estate Salesperson:  Applicants must be at least 18 years of age by the examination date and be a United States citizen or national or alien authorized to work in the United States. Applicants must provide proof of having a reputation and/or record of competency, honesty, financial integrity, fair dealing and truthfulness.   You have to successfully complete a 45-hour pre-licensing education course. The school completion certificates are valid for a period of two years. The applicant must also pass the salespersonís examination and then has another two years in which to actually apply for the license. To receive an active license, the salesperson applicant must be employed or associated with a licensed real estate broker.

Continued education: Prior to license renewal, a licensee shall provide the Commission with proof of having attended ten (10) hours of Commission approved continuing education courses during the two-year period preceding the application for renewal.

Broker applicants:   The applicant must have been a full-time real estate salesperson in Hawaii for at least three years during the preceding five-year period and had practical experience. This includes at least forty hours per week with no credit for part-time work.

Reciprocal license recognition & Non-residents: Hawaii does not have a reciprocity agreement with any other state; those who have a current real estate license in another state may be able to take only the Hawaii portion of the real estate exams when applying for an agentís license.  

Additional Note:
Hawaii Real Estate Branch is a part of the Professional and Vocational Licensing Division (P&VLD) of the Hawaii Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs (DCCA).

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