Course Information, Licensing Information, and School Policies
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I live on Oahu (Big Island, etc.) Does this course "count" for me?
The class does "count" for you! Your license is the same state-wide, the exam is the same state-wide, and the course is the same state-wide. It doesn't matter what Island you live on, or if you're on the Mainland, the class will count for you. The class prepares you for taking your Hawaii Real Estate Exam, which include the same topics regardless of where you live. The Hawaii Real Estate Salesperson Prelicensing Course from the Maui Real Estate School is approved by the State Hawaii Real Estate Commission to fulfill the educational requirement for licensure for students from ALL ISLANDS.
How do I Pass This Course? How long do I have?
To successfully pass the 60 hr Hawaii Real Estate Salesperson Prelicensing course students must take all of their quizzes and successfully pass their exams with a 70% or higher for the Salesperson Course and 75% or higher for the Broker Course. Students may re-take their exam for no additional fee (if needed). Students must complete the course within one year of their registration date (the date that the payment is made).
What if I need help while taking the online course? Is help available?
Yes, it is! The course is designed to be self-sufficient and provides feedback, so typically students complete the course without ever contacting us! But, if you do need help, just email us your question and we will get back to you in 24hrs. Assistance is provided from the very beginning all the way to the completion of the course! Help with brokerages and tips for success on your Licensing Exam are also provided!
Can I add the Instructor Series to my enrollment?
Students taking the online course who would like to add the Instructor Series can pay the balance of the tuition by clicking HERE ($400). Students who take the Instructor Series over Zoom may move into a later class if they are unable to make the dates with 48 hours notice prior to the start day/time of the course by emailing the school. A student can move their enrollment one time as a courtesy in case their work schedule changes or something unexpected occurs (but not repeatedly). The student can move into any other scheduled series within a year of their purchase date. Once the course starts, the student can not move their enrollment over into another course.
Can I enroll with a payment plan?
Yes, you can. Students can put down a $200 deposit and make payments until they are paid in full. A $10 processing fee will be added for each additional payment. Students will gain access to the course after they are paid in full.
What if my course is about to expire and I'm not done, or I want to use it to study? What can I do?
Typically students do complete the course in a couple of weeks to a couple of months, but if "life happens" and you experience a delay in your studies, you can renew the course prior to the expiration date for a $100 fee. Please make your renewal payment below. Students whose course has expired and have not renewed their course will be given a 50% off discount on the course tuition if they want to reinstate their registration within a year of the expiration date.
What are the Requirements to get your Hawaii License?
To be eligilble to get your Hawaii Real Estate Salesperson License you must be at least 18 years old, be a United States citizen or authorized to work in the U.S. (including have a SS #), possess a reputation for or record of competency, honesty, truthfulness, financial integrity and fair dealing. and have received a high school education or its equivalent.
What steps are needed to Get your Hawaii Real Estate License?
Students are required to pass the prelicensing course, pass their state exam (adminstered through the company PSI Exams), and submit their application to the State of Hawaii. Students also need to work with a brokerage and pay any necessary application fees, as well as wait 3-4 weeks for their applications to be reviewed and approved. Students from any island can take the course because the course curriculum is standardized state-wide, and the state exam is the same for students regardless of where the student resides. In addition, the the license is good state-wide meanings students from Oahu can sell real estate in Kauai and vice versa. Students from Oahu, Big Island, Maui, Kauai, and Lanai can all take the same course and will learn all of the necessary information to pass their State Licensing Exam. The course, exam and license are all good state-wide.
What is it like taking the State Licensing Exam? How much is it? The exam has two parts the "Uniform" portion covering general real estate principles and practices and the "State Law" section dealing with specific Hawaii statutes. The exam consists of multiple choice questions only. Each section of the exam is graded separately and requires a passing score of 70% each (75% for Broker Exam). Candidates that fail either portion of the exam may retake the exam and need only retake the part of the exam failed. Students will receive a detailed booklet with an outline of what topics are on the exam, as well as step by step instructions on how to register with their course materials (Cost is $61 for the exam).
What do I need to do after I pass the Hawaii Real Estate Exam (PSI Exam)?
Anyone who successfully passes the State Real Estate exam must apply for their license within two (2) years of passing the salesperson's examination date. Licensing fees must be paid at the time of application to the State of Hawaii. The application for licensure will be provided by PSI upon passing the exam. For more information regarding Real Estate Licensing in Hawaii, please call the Hawaii Real Estate Commission at (808) 586-2643
What if I change my mind and don't want to get my real estate license anymore. Can I get a refund?
Unfortunately no - refunds are not provided.
How do I get my required Certificate of Completion? - Upon successful completion of the course, a Certificate of Completion will be issued on Wednesday for submissions sent in by Sunday evening. Certificates are created every Mon/Tues and sent out on Wednesdays. You may get it earlier (on Monday for example) however, we give a two day window to resolve problems - the state's website can be glitchy and sometimes student's don't use their legal name and they need to be re-done.
The two day window gives us a chance to resolve any issues with the name on the certificate or any technical problems with the state's website. Therefore, students should schedule their PSI Exam on Thursday (or later) so they have their certificates in time for their exam. If a student requires an "immediate" certificate, a $50 expeditated fee is required with 24 hours notice. Certificates are sent out via email. Students will need to print out the certificate on a full size piece of paper (8 1/2 by 11) to show the proctor at their state exam. This certificate is required to be presented at the testing center or online test in order to take the State exam. Upon receiving their certificates, students should check all information for accuracy against their state ID. If you misplace your certificate, a fee of $50.00 will be charged for each replacement certificate provided.
Is your course going to expire soon? Renew your course for year by paying the extension fee ($100).
For existing Online Real Estate Students.
Payment Plan - $200 Deposit
What will I learn in the course? Check out the Hawaii Real Estate Pre-licensing Course Curriculum
History & Development of HI Real Estate Land,
Land Elements and Water
Personal Property and Fixtures
Estates & Interests in Real Property Easements
Restrictions & Adverse Possession
Methods of Ownership
Hawaii License Laws
Federal Fair Housing & HI Discrimination Law
Agency & Ethics
Listing Contracts Sales Contracts Hawaii Standard Form Documents
Escrow and evidence of title Transfer of title – wills, decent and deeds
Financing Liens and foreclosures
Truth in lending and real estate settlement procedures act (RESPA)
Property Management and Leasing
Government Land Use Controls (Zoning, Building Ordinances and Environmental Disclosures)
Real Property Tax
Condominiums Co-operatives Time Sharing
Planned Development Housing
The Maui Real Estate School reserves the right, in the unlikely event, to require the withdrawal at any time of any students who practices academic dishonesty, or who, in the judgment of the school, is not respectful to the instructor or other students, who interferes with the attempts of other students to learn, or who threatens or otherwise intimidates any student or instructor in any way. No refunds will be provided in such a case.