Hawaii License Requirements

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Hawaii Mortgage License Requirements

Learn about the Hawaii mortgage education requirements for mortgage licensing.

In the state of Hawaii, mortgage loan originators are required to:

    1. Complete federal and state Criminal Background Checks (CBC).
    2. Authorize a credit report through the NMLS.
    3. Fulfill all state and federal education requirements as designated by your state agency.
    4. Take and pass a National test within 12 months of completing pre-licensing education.

Hawaii NMLS Pre-Licensing Education Requirements:

New state-licensed MLOs are required to complete 20 hours of NMLS-approved education. This includes:

  • 3 hours of federal law
  • 3 hours of ethics
  • 2 hours of non-traditional mortgage lending training
  • 9 hours of electives
  • 3 hours of Hawaii state-specific education

NOTE:  Upon completion of the pre-licensing education, an individual has up to twelve months to apply for licensure as a mortgage loan originator. An individual who applies for licensure after the twelve months have expired will be required to repeat the pre-licensing education requirements.


Hawaii Continuing Education Requirements:

State-licensed MLOs are required to complete 8 hours of NMLS-approved mortgage education annually beginning the year they are licensed (unless PE was completed in the same year). This includes:

  • 3 hours of federal law
  • 2 hours of ethics
  • 2 hours of non-traditional mortgage lending
  • 1 hour of Hawaii state-specific education

MLOs are advised that to comply with the SAFE Act’s “successive years” rule, they may not take the same CE course two years in a row.

Hawaii Mortgage Licensing:

NMLS Resources:


Hawaii Insurance License Requirements

Learn about the Hawaii Insurance education requirements for insurance licensing.

Resident Producer – Individual (Initial License):

  • Before submitting your application:
    • Successfully pass the Hawaii Insurance License Exam(s). Contact our exam administrator, Pearson Vue to register for an exam. Call toll free at 1-800-274-2608. View our Candidate Handbook at Pearson Vue’s website.
    • To obtain fingerprints, schedule an appointment online at fieldprinthawaii.com. Fees collected by FieldPrint include state and federal submission fees. Be sure to select “Insurance Division.” Otherwise, you may need to be re-fingerprinted at your own expense.
    • If the National Producer Database (PDB) shows that you currently hold an active resident license in another state, a clearance letter from that state will be required.
  • After the above has been completed, apply online or submit paper application.
    • To apply electronically and pay fees with a credit card go to: https://pdb.nipr.com/html/erlWelcome.html. Review the State Specific Requirements for Hawaii and the FAQs before pressing “Begin ERL Application.” 
    • A complete paper application includes:
      • Form HPL – Hawaii Application for Individual Insurance License. Or NAIC Uniform Application. Submit one with original signature.
      • Original passing score report(s) of the Hawaii Insurance Licensing Exam(s).
      • Licensing Fees. Make check payable to DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS. 
  • An appointment is not required to be submitted at time of application, but an appointment must be in place to do business.

Hawaii Insurance State Exam Information:

  • Before submitting your licensing application, you must successfully pass the Hawaii Insurance License Exam(s). You will need to contact their exam administrator, Pearson Vue to register for an exam. Their toll-free number is 1-800-274-2608.
  • We recommend reviewing their Candidate Handbook at Pearson Vue’s website for complete information on making reservations, schedules, fees, what to bring, exam procedures and test center policies.

Hawaii Insurance Licensing FAQs:

  • What do OnCourse Learning’s Hawaii Insurance Agent training programs include? OnCourse Learning’s online Hawaii Insurance programs include printable lessons, multi-media reviews, interactive exercises, quizzes and comprehensive exams. All the tools you need to prepare for the state exam are included!
  • Do I need to enroll in an exam prep course to prepare for my Hawaii Insurance Agent licensing exam? OnCourse Learning’s Hawaii Insurance programs include everything you need to pass your state licensing exam. However, if you want extra exam prep tools, OnCourse Learning online exam prep toolkits include additional practice exams, online flashcards, and recorded test-taking tips! 
  • Once I enroll, when can I start studying for my Hawaii Insurance Agent license? Upon enrolling, you will have immediate access to your coursework. Simply log-in using your e-mail address and password and you can get started immediately. Best of all, you will have access to your course 24/7 and from any computer with an internet connection. You can work at home, at the office, wherever is the most convenient for you! 
  • What if I have questions once I enroll in the Hawaii Insurance Agent program? OnCourse Learning’s attentive customer service staff and knowledgeable instructors are available to answer any questions you may have. We are available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST at 1-800-299-2207.

Hawaii Insurance Licensing: 

For more information, please contact the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs at: