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Hawaii PreLicensing Requirements

Individual Resident Producer Requirements

To qualify for a resident Hawaii insurance producer license, the applicant must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Maintain principal place of residence or business in Hawaii
  •  Pass the license examination
  • Submit fingerprints
  • File a license application and remit filing fees

PLE Requirements

State Candidate Handbook

Before making an exam reservation Candidates should thoroughly review the Hawaii Insurance Candidate Handbook, which contains the exam content outlines and important information regarding eligibility and the examination and licensing application process.

Course Delivery

Applicants must read each lesson before they can proceed to the next lesson.

Exam Requirements

  • Passing Score:  PreLicense.com suggests students pass PreLicense.com's Practice exam with a score of 70% or higher.
  • Exam Proctor Requirements:  The Practice exam does not require a proctor.

Certificate of Completion

The Hawaii Department of Insurance does not require a PLE certificate of completion.

State Reporting Requirements

The Hawaii Department of Insurance does not require PLE course completions to be reported.

License Application Process

1. Make Exam Reservation: Schedule State exam by visiting www.pearsonvue.com/hi/insurance or by calling Peason Vue at (800) 274-2608.

Materials Needed to Present at Exam Site

Candidates must present two (2) forms of current signature identification. The primary identification must be government-issued and photo-bearing with a signature and the secondary identification must contain a valid signature. Identification must be in English.

Exam Format:

  • When candidates complete the examination, they will receive a score report marked “pass” or “fail.”
  • Candidates must wait 24 hours before making a reservation for reexamination.
  • The passing score required on each exam is 75.

 
2. Fingerprint Requirements

Hawaii requires that all resident candidates be fingerprinted prior to submitting a license application. To obtain fingerprints, schedule an appointment online with Fieldprint Hawaii. When registering online please be sure to select “insurance division” as the reason you need to be fingerprinted.

3.Apply for a license 

After passing the examination, apply for your license by visiting http://www.nipr.com/

 

 New Resident Producer Requirements

Candidates moving to Hawaii wishing to qualify for a Hawaii license without taking an examination must meet the following requirements:

Currently licensed for same line of authority in another state or

License application is received within 90 days of cancellation of former home state license and license was in good standing in that state at time of cancellation

Application Process

Nonresident Producer Requirements

Non-residents may apply by reciprocity and are exempt from the examination requirement, as long as they are currently licensed as a resident and in good standing in their home state.

Application Process

Fingerprint Requirements

Fingerprints are not required for non-resident applicants in Hawaii.

State-Required Product Training

Your state has special training requirements in order for licensed agents to sell the following products:

Annuity Training: All producers currently licensed to sell, solicit, and negotiate annuity products must complete a one-time annuity training course approved for at least 4 hours by prior to selling, soliciting, or negotiating such products.

Purchasing State-required Product Training with your exam prep course from the PreLicense.com catalog will allow you to take one of the special training requirement courses from WebCE. Additional fees for state filing, books or shipping may apply at the time you register to begin taking the product training course.

Click here for more information regarding state-specific product training.

Contact Information

Hawaii Department of Insurance
P.O. Box 3614
Honolulu, HI 96811
Phone: (808) 586-2788
Fax: (808) 586-2806
Email: 
insurance@dcca.hawaii.gov
Website: http://hawaii.gov/dcca/ins

Pearson VUE
Phone: 800-274-2608
Web site: 
http://www.pearsonvue.com/hi/insurance/


The licensing information presented here is a brief summary only and is not intended to be comprehensive or complete. We urge you to check with your state's insurance department for complete and current information about its licensing rules and requirements.

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