Notice of Public Hearing

Pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes (“HRS”) Section 467 and Chapter 91, notice is hereby given that the Real Estate Commission (“Commission”) will hold a public hearing

Friday, February 13, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.
King Kalakaua Room, King Kalakaua Building,
335 Merchant Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813,

to hear all persons interested in the proposed amendments to Hawaii Administrative Rules (“HAR”) chapter 16-99 pertaining to real estate brokers and salespersons.


Condominium Associations Per Unit Condominium Education Trust Fund (CETF) Fees
Condominium Developers Condominium Project Registration and Per Unit CETF Fees

Following completion of the rule making process and procedures, including a public hearing, on December 21, 2012, the Governor approved new fees for:
  • Registering a condominium project created after July 1, 2006 (fees are the same as those imposed during the interim period);
  • Condominium associations’ per unit fee payable to the CETF every biennial (two year) registration; and
  • Condominium developers’ CETF Fee for each unit in the project. (memorandum)

To see all fees related to Boards and Commissions (including CETF fees), please visit the following link:

Two bills signed into law relating to Professional and Vocational Licensing for nonresident military spouses and military personnel

On July 6, 2012, Governor Neil Abercrombie signed into law two bills relating to professional and vocational licensing for nonresident military spouses and military personnel.
House Bill No. 2257 HD1 SD1 (Act 247, Session Laws of Hawaii (“SLH”) 2012) amends Chapter 436B, Hawaii Revised Statutes (“HRS”), by allowing an applicant for licensure by endorsement or reciprocity, who is a nonresident military spouse, to demonstrate competency in lieu of work experience. If the nonresident military spouse holds a current license in another state with equivalent licensing requirements, the nonresident military spouse may receive a license by endorsement or reciprocity. A temporary license may also be issued in professions with equivalent credentials, experience, or national examination requirements.
Click here to see a copy of Act 247:
House Bill No. 2258 HD2 SD1 (Act 248, SLH 2012) also amends Chapter 436B, HRS, by requiring that every licensing authority, upon presentation of satisfactory evidence by an applicant, shall consider relevant and substantially equivalent education, training, or service completed by an individual as a member of the military when evaluating qualifications for licensure.
Click here to see a copy of Act 248:
Please email your questions regarding Act 247 and/or Act 248 to:
Relating to Restoration of Certain Forfeited Professional and Vocational Licenses (ACT 011)
In part, Act 011, effective April 1, 2010, states:

“The forfeited license of an individual real estate brokeror real estate salesperson may be restored upon compliance with the licensing renewal requirements provided by law; submission of a complete written application; payment of all applicable renewal fees, penalty fees, compliance resolution fund fees, and, if applicable, recovery fund assessments; satisfaction of the applicable requirements in sections 467-8 and 467-9; submission of written documentation demonstrating compliance with section 467-11.5; and for individual licensees, satisfaction of one of the following:

(1) For a license forfeited for more than one year but less than four years, the successful completion of the commission-approved course or courses or passage of the commission-approved examination; or

(2) For a license forfeited for more than four years but less than five years, the successful passage of the commission-approved examination.

The license of any individual licensed as a real estate broker or a real estate salesperson who fails to apply for restoration of a forfeited license within five years from the date of forfeiture shall be terminated.Once a license has been terminated pursuant to this section, the individual may apply for a new salesperson license pursuant to and subject to all applicable laws and rules in effect at the time of application.The license of any real estate broker other than a natural person that fails to apply for restoration of a forfeited license within one year from the date of forfeiture, shall be automatically terminated. Once a license has been terminated pursuant to this section, the entity may apply for a new license pursuant to and subject to all applicable laws and rules in effect at the time of application.”