How to become a Real Estate Agent in Hawaii
How-To Licensing Guide
Kick off your new career in real estate; Begin
your pre-licensing education with OnCourse Learning today.
The real estate industry is made for passionate people with an interest in real estate and an
entrepreneurial spirit. Follow these easy steps, and get ready for a fulfilling, lucrative career.
Meet Hawaii’s general licensing requirements
To get a real estate license from the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA), you have to fulfill specific general requirements, including:
- 18 years of age or older
- Be a US citizen
Complete your Hawaii real estate pre-licensing education
All real estate agents are required to take 60 hours of DCCA-approved real estate education prior to
getting their license (usually in the form of the 75-hour Sales Pre-license Course).
Choose from one of the courses or packages below, and start a pre-licensing process tailored to your exact needs:
- Package: Hawaii Real Estate Pre-Licensing Platinum Solution
- Hawaii Real Estate Course
- Hawaii Real Estate Prep xL
- Prep xL: The study tool that adapts to your learning style
- support from industry experts
- Complimentary real estate blog subscription - staying up-to-date is half the battle!
- Pass The First Time Guarantee: With Prep xL, you have our word you’ll pass your exam on the very first try
- Real estate test-taking tips
- Real estate exam flashcards
Pass the course pre-licensing exam
After your coursework is completed, you need to pass the initial exam. This is different than the final real estate exam; it proves you passed your class, and are ready for the next stage in real estate licensing.
- 130-question exam
- 80 national
- 50 state
- Must be taken in the presence of a proctor
- Required passing score of 70%
Select a Sponsoring Broker
To activate your license, you need to be sponsored by a licensed GA real estate broker.
- Choose and contact a sponsoring broker
- Apply to your broker with the Sponsoring Broker Statement Application (click here to download)
- Hand-submit your completed form to your AMP test center (Don’t mail it!)
Submit a verified background check
In Hawaii, Real Estate license applicants are required to obtain and submit a DCCA background check. If you currently reside in Hawaii, you will need to visit your local
sheriff’s office or police station to obtain your GCIC report.
Non-residents can submit a background check processed by their state agency or through the National Crime Information Center (NCIC).
Pass the Hawaii real estate license exam
Once you're ready, you need to register for (and pass) the official Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.
Hawaii real estate continuing education
The Hawaii real estate industry changes quickly. To stay on top of it, Hawaii real estate salespersons are required to complete 60 hours of real estate CE classes.
OnCourse Learning’s HI-approved real estate CE course list offers an array of classes and packages designed to enhance your skill-set, cater to specific interests and fulfill DCCA requirements.
- 750,000+ real estate student alumni across the country
- Track record of high pass rates
- Thousands of online courses nationally
- 40+ years of experience educating real estate students
- Courses written by experienced, subject matter experts