Hawaii Insurance Licensing State Requirements
On this page, you will find all of the state-specific information for insurance licensing in the state of Hawaii. This information pertains to resident license applicants. For additional information for resident licensing, or for nonresident license information, please refer to the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs website at: http://cca.hawaii.gov/ins. Information is subject to change, and we will do our very best to make the process of completing your licensing education requirements as simple as possible.
Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
Insurance Division King Kalakaua Building335 Merchant St. Rm. 213
Honolulu, HI 96813
P.O. Box 3614Honolulu, HI 96811
Phone: (808)586-2790 Fax: (808) 586-2806
Website: http://cca.hawaii.gov/ins Email: email@example.com
How to Get Your Hawaii Insurance License
1. Complete an Insurance Exam Prep Course
Prelicensing Education Hour Requirements
- The state of Hawaii does not require prelicensing education.
- Although prelicensing education is not required, due to the difficulty and nature of these exams, Kaplan highly recommends enrolling in a study course.
- Acceptable Methods of Education
2. Pass Your Hawaii Licensing Exam
Exam Provider: Pearson VUE
Frequently Asked Questions About the Hawaii Licensing Exam
Practice Tests: Practice tests are offered exclusively online at www.pearsonvue.com, giving candidates even more opportunity to succeed on insurance examinations. Practice tests will not only prepare candidates for the types of questions they will see on the licensure exam, but also familiarize them with taking computer-based examinations. Pearson VUE offers practice tests in the areas of Life, Health, and Property and Casualty that contain questions developed by subject matter experts using concepts found in the general portion of the licensure examination. The tests closely reflect the format of the real licensure examination, can be scored instantly, and provide immediate feedback to help candidates identify correct and incorrect answers. Candidates can purchase practice tests anytime at www.pearsonvue.com.
- Legal name, address, Social Security number, daytime telephone number, and date of birth
- The name of the examination(s)
- The preferred examination date and test center location
- Government-issued Driver’s License
- U.S. Dept of State Driver’s License
- U.S. Learner’s Permit (plastic card only with photo and signature)
- National/State/Country Identification Card
- Passport cards
- Military ID
- Military ID for spouses and dependents
- Alien Registration Card (Green Card, Permanent Resident Visa)
- Secondary ID (signature, not expired)
- U.S. Social Security Card • Debit (ATM) or credit Card
- Any form of ID on the Primary list
- No personal items are allowed in the testing room. Personal items include but are not limited to: cellular phones, hand-held computers or other electronic devices, pagers, watches, wallets, purses, firearms or other weapons, hats, bags, coats, books, notes, pens, or pencils.
- Candidates must store all personal items in a secure area as indicated by the administrator, or return items to their vehicle. All electronic devices must be turned off before storing them in a locker. The test center is not responsible for lost, stolen, or misplaced personal items.
- Studying is not allowed in the test center. Visitors, children, family, or friends are not allowed in the test center.
- Dictionaries, books, papers (including scratch paper), and reference materials are not permitted in the examination room (unless permitted by the exam sponsor), and candidates are strongly urged not to bring such materials to the test center. Upon entering and being seated in the testing room, the test administrator will provide the candidate with materials to make notes or calculations and any other items specified by the exam sponsor. The candidate may not write on these items before the exam begins or remove these items from the testing room.
- Eating, drinking, chewing gum, smoking, and/or making noise that creates a disturbance for other candidates is prohibited during the exam.
- Break policies are established by the exam sponsor. Most sponsors allow unscheduled breaks. To request an unscheduled break, the candidate must raise their hand to get the administrator’s attention. The exam clock will not stop while the candidate is taking a break.
- Candidates must leave the testing room for all breaks. However, candidates are not permitted to leave the floor or building for any reason during this time, unless specified by the administrator and the exam sponsor. If a candidate is discovered to have left the floor or building, they will not be permitted to proceed with the examination and may forfeit the exam fees.
- While taking a break, candidates are permitted to access personal items that are being stored during the exam only if necessary (e.g., personal medication that must be taken at a specific time). However, a candidate must receive permission from the administrator prior to accessing personal items that have been stored. Candidates are not allowed access to other items, including but not limited to, cellular phones, exam notes, and study guides, unless the exam sponsor specifically permits this.
- Any candidate discovered causing a disturbance of any kind or engaging in any kind of misconduct—giving or receiving help; using notes, books, or other aids; taking part in an act of impersonation; or removing examination materials or notes from the examination room—will be summarily dismissed from the examination and will be reported to the state licensing agency. Decisions regarding disciplinary measures are the responsibility of the state licensing agency.
How is the exam scored?
- There are multiple versions of each of the licensing examinations. These versions are known as forms. Although all forms of an examination are developed based on the content outlines, the difficulty of the forms of an examination may vary slightly because different questions appear on each form. To ensure that no candidate is put at an unfair advantage or disadvantage due to the particular form of an examination that he or she is given, a statistical procedure known as equating is used to correct for differences in form difficulty. The passing score of an examination was set by the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (in conjunction with Pearson VUE) after a comprehensive study was completed for each examination. Raw scores are converted into scaled scores. To avoid misuse of score information, numeric scores are only reported to failing candidates. The scaled score that is reported to you is neither the number of questions you answered correctly nor the percentage of questions you answered correctly. With a passing score of 70, any score below 70 indicates how close the candidate came to passing, rather than the actual number or percentage of questions the candidates answered correctly.
- When candidates complete the examination, they will receive a score report marked “pass” or “fail.” Candidates who pass the examination will receive a score report that includes information on how to apply for a license. The Division will receive examination scores electronically.
- Candidates who fail the examination will receive a score report that includes a numeric score and diagnostic information relating to the general portion of the examination, as well as information about reexamination. Reservations cannot be made at the test center. Candidates must wait 24 hours before making a reservation for reexamination.
|Exam Code||Line of Authority||Section||Total Questions|
|01||Life Producer||General||1 Hour 15 Minutes|
|02||Accident & Health Producer||General||1 Hour 15 Minutes|
|03||Property Producer||General||1 Hour 15 Minutes|
|04||Casualty Producer||General||1 Hour 15 Minutes|
|55||Personal Lines||General||1 Hour 30 Minutes|
|06||Surety Producer||One Part||45 Minutes|
|09||Workers Compensation Adjuster||One Part||45 Minutes|
|14||Adjuster||One Part||2 Hours 45 Minutes|
|83||Title Producer||One Part||2 Hours|
Any two exams may be taken during one session, except for 14 and 55, which must be taken individually