Examination Information

Applicants for licensure as producers, or adjusters are required to pass (to the satisfaction of the Insurance Commissioner) an examination that measures the applicant’s qualifications and competence.

This requirement does not apply to the following:

  1. Applicant for limited licenses , applicable to Travel Disability and Travel Baggage applications, and as provided under section §431:9A-107.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS);
  2. Applicants who held an insurance license in this State within the last two (2) year period;
  3. An individual who applies for an insurance producer license in this State and who was previously licensed for the same lines of authority in another state shall not be required to complete any prelicensing education or examination, if:

a. The person is currently licensed in another state; or
b. The application is received within ninety (90) days of the cancellation of the applicant’s previous license and the prior state issues a clearance that:

  1. At the time of cancellation, the applicant was in good standing in that state; or
  2. The state’s producer database records, as maintained by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) or affiliates or subsidiaries, indicate that the producer is or was licensed in good standing for the lines of authority requested.

Pearson VUE is the Administrator of the insurance licensing examinations for Hawaii.

You may make reservations by:

  1. Contacting Pearson VUE at 1-800-274-2608;
  2. Faxing the Fax Reservation Form (in Appendix of Candidate Handbook) to Pearson VUE at (888) 204-6291; or
  3. Visit the Pearson VUE website at www.PearsonVue.com .

Exams for Residents are given on each of the major islands:

Honolulu (Oahu), Kamuela (Hawaii), Kapaa (Kauai), and Kahului (Maui)

Exams for Nonresidents are given at six major test sites:

Glendale (CA), Oakland (CA), Sacramento (CA), San Diego (CA), Lacey (WA) and Mount Laurel (NJ)

Test center locations, testing frequency and test fees are listed in the Candidate Handbook. The State of Hawaii Examination Candidate Handbook can be obtained without charge from the Hawaii Insurance Division or Pearson Vue website at www.pearsonvue.com .

Applicants should make a reservation by phone at least three (3) business days before the desired examination date, or by fax or on the Web at least four (4) days before the desired examination date. Walk-in testing is not available .

Veterans who take a Hawaii insurance licensing examination required by the Insurance Division may be reimbursed for the cost of the exam. For more information, see Commissioner’s Memorandum 2017-11LIC.