Hawaii Real Estate Exam Info

What is required to get a license?

For salespersons:

  • Proof of age 18 and above.
  • You must have a social security number.
  • You must have a good reputation (competency, honesty, truthfulness, financial integrity and fair dealing).
  • Proof of completion of Pre-License Education.
  • Complete and pass the real estate examination.
  • Fill in and submit the license application given upon passing the real estate examination.
  • Fees: Examination Fees (Salesperson: $68). License (Salesperson: $rate will be given upon receiving your score in the real estate examination)

For brokers:

  • Proof of age 18 and above.
  • You must have a social security number.
  • You must have a good reputation (competency, honesty, truthfulness, financial integrity and fair dealing).
  • Proof of completion of Pre-License Education.
  • You must have 3 years experience as a licensed salesperson within the 5 years preceding the application.
  • You must have an Experience Certificate for Real Estate Broker’s Examination from the Commission before taking the examination.
  • Complete and pass the real estate examination.
  • Fill in and submit the license application given upon passing the real estate examination.
  • Fees: Examination Fees (Broker: $68). License (broker: $rate will be given upon receiving your score in the real estate examination).

What score do I need to pass?

The salesperson exam consists of 80 national questions and 50 state-specific questions. The passing score is 70% correct answers.

The broker exam consists of 80 national questions and 50 state-specific questions. The passing score is 75% correct answers.

You will receive your score immediately after you complete your exam.

How much time do I have to complete the exam?

  • For the salesperson exam: you are allowed a total of 4 hours.

  • For the broker exam: you are allowed a total of 4 hours.

What should I bring with me for the exam?

  • 2 Forms of identification with matching names, non-expired and containing a valid signature. (Driver’s license, passport, green card, U.S. social security card, debit or credit card with signature). If your name on your registration is different than on your identification, you must bring proof of your name change.
  • You will have access to an online calculator.

What is the format of the exam?

The exam is given on a computer.

What is on the exam?

The national portion consists of the following sections:

  • Property Ownership
  • Land Use Controls and Regulations
  • Valuation and Market Analysis
  • Financing
  • General Principles of Agency
  • Property Condition and Disclosures
  • Contracts
  • Transfer of Title
  • Practice of Real Estate
  • Real Estate Calculations
  • Subdivisions
  • Commercial, Industrial, and Income Properties

The state-specific portion consists of the following sections:

  • Ascertaining and Disclosing Material Facts
  • Types of Ownership
  • Property Management
  • Land Utilization
  • Title and Conveyances
  • Contracts
  • Financing
  • Escrow Process and Closing Statements
  • Professional Practices and Conduct

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