Hawaii Insurance Prelicensing Requirements

HAWAII INSURANCE PRELICENSING INFORMATION

Hawaii does not require licensing candidates to complete prelicensing education; however, ExamFX highly recommends that you complete an educational course before attempting to take your state’s licensing exam.

WHAT’S IN MY COURSE?

Navigate to ExamFX’s home page and select the line of authority you’re interested in to learn more about our comprehensive insurance training packages.

DON'T FORGET YOUR GUARANTEE EXAM!

ExamFX is so confident in the quality of its material that we offer our customers a first-time pass guarantee. If you don’t pass the first time around, we will refund your money. To qualify for this offer, you must pass our Guarantee Exam with a score of 80% to determine maximum exam readiness. While completing this portion of your online course is not required, we highly recommend taking this extra step.

HOW DO I GET MY LICENSE?

Step 1 (optional): Complete an optional prelicensing course that helps prepare you to take and pass your licensing exam.

Step 2: Schedule your exam with your state’s testing provider, Pearson VUE. The fastest way to schedule your exam is to do so online by clicking here. You can also schedule your exam over the phone at (888) 274-2608. Your examination fee is $75.

To change or cancel your testing appointment, you must contact Pearson VUE at least 48 hours in advance or forfeit the examination fee.

IMPORTANT NOTE: When you register for ExamFX prelicensing courses, schedule your license exam, and/or apply for your license it is important to use the same name that appears on the identification forms you plan to present at the time of your testing appointment.

Step 3: Take and pass you state licensing exam. On the day of your appointment you must bring with you two valid forms of government issued identification (driver’s license, passport, military I.D., etc.) one of which must contain a photograph. You will not be able to take your exam if these requirements are not met.

When you complete your exam a score report will be provided marked “pass” or “fail.” If you pass you will receive more information on how to apply for your license at that time.

Step 4: Get fingerprinted for licensing purposes. You can learn more about the process for resident producers, here. After carefully reviewing those instructions, schedule an appointment online with Fieldprint Hawaii.

Step 5: Apply for your license within 60 days of getting fingerprinted. To apply electronically, visit www.nipr.com. Be sure to review the state specific requirements for Hawaii before beginning your application.

Step 6: Maintain your license by being aware of your continuing education requirements. Most insurance licenses must be maintained by completing a certain number of credit hours of continuing education each licensing period. ExamFX offers continuing education courses that will help you comply with your state’s requirements. Click here to view your state’s education rules and stay on top of your license.

WHAT WILL MY EXAM BE LIKE?

Your exam experience is dependent on the line of authority you are testing for but all licensing exams will be multiple choice and take place on a computer. Carefully review the below examination breakdowns to learn important factors like:

 

  1. the number of questions on your exam
  2. the time limit
  3. the subjects that you will be tested on
  4. the score that you must achieve to pass the exam

 

Hawaii Life Insurance Examination
96 Questions (80 scored, 16 pretest)
Time limit: 120 minutes
Passing score: 70%

CHAPTERPERCENTAGE OF EXAM
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE:
Completing the Application, Underwriting, and Delivering the Policy 15%
Types of Life Policies15%
Policy Riders, Provisions, Options, and Exclusions 23%
Taxes, Retirement and Other Insurance Concepts10%
STATE LAW:
Hawaii Rules Common to All Lines25%
Hawaii Rules and Regulations Pertinent to Life Insurance Only12%

Hawaii Accident & Health Insurance Examination
95 Questions (80 scored, 15 pretest)
Time limit: 120 minutes
Passing score: 70%

CHAPTERPERCENTAGE OF EXAM
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE:
Field Underwriting Procedures11%
Types of Health Policies18%
Health Policy Provisions, Clauses and Riders25%
Social Insurance4%
Other Health Insurance Concepts5%
STATE LAW:
Hawaii Laws and Rules Common to All Lines25%
Hawaii Laws and Rules for Accident & Health Only12%

Hawaii Property Insurance Examination
93 Questions (78 scored, 15 pretest)
Time limit: 120 minutes
Passing score: 70%

CHAPTERPERCENTAGE OF EXAM
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE:
Insurance Terms and Related Concepts18%
Types of Property Policies32%
Policy Provisions and Contract Law14%
STATE LAW:
Hawaii Laws and Rules Common to All Lines Insurance26%
Hawaii Laws and Rules for P&C Insurance4%
Hawaii Laws and Rules Pertinent to Property Only6%

Hawaii Casualty Insurance Examination
103 Questions (86 scored, 17 pretest)
Time limit: 135 minutes
Passing score: 70%

CHAPTERPERCENT OF EXAM
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE:
Insurance Terms and Related Concepts17%
Types of Casualty Policies, Bonds, and Related Terms29%
Casualty Policy Provisions13%
STATE LAW:
Hawaii Laws and Rules Common to All Lines23%
Hawaii Laws and Rules for P&C Only2%
Hawaii Laws and Rules Pertinent to Casualty Only 16%

I FAILED MY EXAM. NOW WHAT?

We are sorry to hear that you have failed your first attempt at passing your state’s licensing exam. These licensing exams are difficult and some candidates must try again to reach their goal. We want to help you get there, so we recommend that you:

Step 1: Be aware of retake limitations and rules. In Hawaii, candidates must wait at least 24 hours before reregistering to take an exam after failing.

Step 2: Reschedule your exam. You must re-register by following the initial registrations and scheduling steps.

Step 3: ExamFX’s subject matter experts are available by email at instructor.support@examfx.com to help you pass your licensing exam on your next attempt. Many testing providers will supply you with a score report or performance summary after your testing appointment. Use this report to let the ExamFX subject matter experts know what areas of the exam that you are struggling the most with.

Step 4: Study your materials. ExamFX materials are created by analyzing the exact testing outline supplied by your testing provider or Department of Insurance. This means that all the information that you need to pass your exam is within your course. Be confident that with more studying, you can pass your licensing exam and achieve your goals!

MORE QUESTIONS?

ExamFX recommends that you contact your Department of Insurance or testing center directly.

For licensing information please contact:
Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
Insurance Division
335 Merchant Street, Room 213
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 586-2788
Email: Inslic@dcca.hawaii.gov
Website: www.hawaii.gov/dcca/ins

For licensing exams:
Pearson VUE Hawaii Insurance
Attn: Regulatory Program
5601 Green Valley Dr.
Bloomington, MN 55437
Phone: (800) 274-2608
Email: pearsonvuecustomerservice@pearson.com

The information displayed above is for informational purposes only. ExamFX is not responsible for the accuracy of the information on this page. All steps have been taken to make sure that the information relayed on this page is accurate; however, information is subject to change without notice. It is the responsibility of the producer to be compliant per their states requirements.