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.

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