16-99-19.2

Experience certificate application

§16-99-19.2 (a)(2) The proposed amendment will clarify the experience requirements for broker applicants within the state will be limited to at least three years within the five-year period immediately prior to the application for experience certificate.

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(a) Candidates for the broker examination shall submit to the commission a completed experience certificate application together with:

(2) A certified statement by the principal broker or a broker in charge of each of applicant’s brokerage firms during the three years immediately preceding the application for experience certificate, that attests to the length of time that the applicant has been actively associated or employed full-time with the brokerage firm.

Applicants shall have experience in this State as a full-time Hawaii-licensed real estate salesperson, associated as an employee or independent contractor with an active Hawaii-licensed brokerage firm, for at least three years within the five-year period immediately prior to the application for experience certificate.

(a) Candidates for the broker examination shall submit to the commission a completed experience certificate application together with:

(2) A certified statement by the principal broker or a broker in charge of each of applicant’s brokerage firms during the three years immediately preceding the application for experience certificate, that attests to the length of time that the applicant has been actively associated or employed full-time with the brokerage firm.

Applicants shall have experience in this State as a full-time Hawaii-licensed real estate salesperson, associated as an employee or independent contractor with an active Hawaii-licensed brokerage firm, for the three-year period immediately priorto the application for experience certificate.


§16-99-19.2 (d) The proposed amendment will clarify the experience requirements for out-of-state broker applicants consistent with paragraph (a).

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(d) The commission may grant an equivalency for the experience requirement based on real estate license experience in another state with similar education requirements; provided that an out-of-state applicant shall have experience as a full-time licensed real estate salesperson with an active out-of-state brokerage firm, for at least three years within the five-year period immediately prior to the application for experience certificate; or possess a current, unencumbered out-of-state real estate broker’s license. All requests for equivalency to the experience requirement shall be submitted in writing together with all required documents of an official nature with the experience certification application.
(d) The commission may grant an equivalency for a portion of the experience requirement based on real estate license experience in another state with similar education requirements; provided that the maximum equivalency shall be two years for out-of-state experience as a full-time licensed real estate salesperson, and two and one-half years for out-of-state experience as a full-time licensed real estate broker. The amount of equivalency shall be computed with a ratio of 1-1 (Example: one month experience equal to one month equivalency). All requests for equivalency to the experience requirement shall be submitted in writing together with all required documents of an official nature with the experience certification application.