Hawaii State Requirements

Continuing Education Hours

  • 24 Hours Biennially including 3 Hours of Ethics or Hawaii Law.

License Renewal

  • Licenses renewal date is on the 16th day of their birth month. Even numbered months renew in even numbered years; odd numbered months in odd numbered years.

Courses accepted for CE Credit

  • Classroom Courses
    • Seminar / Workshop
    • Online Training
    • Video / Teleconference
  • Self-Study Courses
  • Correspondence Courses
  • Online Courses
  • Instructors shall receive the same credit as licensees taking the course taken once for every two-year renewal cycle

Courses Subject Requirements

  • Three (3) hours of Ethics and/or the insurance laws and rules
  • Twenty-one (21) credit hours shall pertain to subjects relating to the line of insurance

Annuity Requirement

  • Before selling, soliciting, or negotiating annuity products in Hawaii, producers must complete a one-time annuity training course approved for at least 4 hours.

Long Term Care Requirement

  • NAIC LTCI producer training requirement passed. Producer training won’t be required until a Partnership is implemented, and Hawaii has yet to file a State Plan Amendment.

Carryover Requirements

  • Credit hours cannot be carried over to the next compliance period.

Course Repetition

  • Credit will be earned only for the first time a course is taken in a renewal period. A licensee may attend the course for a second time but will not receive CE credits for the same course code.

Final Exam

  • Final exams are required to be monitored by a disinterested third party A self-study course examination shall not be administered by a person who: (1) is related to, or is a business associate of, the licensee taking the examination; or (2) has a financial interest of a licensee taking the examination.
  • General Monitor Affidavit needed.


  • A licensee who has been licensed for less than two years at the time of the licensee's first renewal.
  • Limited licenses.
  • Non-resident agents are exempt if home state has a reciprocal agreement with Hawaii.

For Additional Information, Please Contact:

Hawaii Insurance Division Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs

Physical Address

335 Merchant Street, Room 213
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 586-2790
Fax: (808) 586-2806

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 3614
Honolulu, HI 96811-3614

Licensing Division Contact Information

Phone: (808) 586-2788
Email: insurance@cca.hawaii.gov
State Website: www.insurance.hawaii.gov

Broker Educational Sales & Training, Inc. provides this information as a courtesy to our clients. Every effort is made to ensure that the information is accurate. However, this information is subject to change, become outdated, or be incorrect due to new legislation or official rulings. Please check with the state to ensure accuracy.

Revised 06/07/2017.