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Hawaii Insurance Department

Testing Provider (Pearson VUE)

(808) 586-2790

(800) 274-2608



How to Get a Hawaii Insurance License

• For adjuster licenses, click here.

1. Complete a Pre-licensing Course

If you would like to sell insurance in Hawaii, you must pass a licensing exam. To prepare for the licensing exam, you should take an insurance course. Insurance pre-licensing courses are offered by A.D. Banker & Company in many different formats: classroom, web classes, lecture videos, online courses, or self-study. All courses are cross-referenced with the exam content outline. You can view course options for Hawaii and register at http://www.adbanker.com/pre-licensing.aspx#.HI.

2. Pass a Licensing Exam

Making Exam Reservations

Licensing exams are provided by Pearson VUE. An exam fee must be paid at the time of reservation by credit card, debit card, voucher or electronic check. You can make an exam reservation through the following methods:

  • Online:  Make an online reservation at http://www.pearsonvue.com/hi/insurance at least 24 hours before the desired exam date or 5 days in advance if paying by electronic check
  • Phone: (800-274-2608) 
    •  Before calling, you must have the following:
      • Legal name, address, Social Security number, daytime phone number, and date of birth
      • Name of the exam
      • Preferred  exam date and test center location
  • Fax:  Reservation Form (found in the Pearson VUE Insurance Licensing Candidate Handbook)

What to Bring

Two forms of current signature identification:

  1. A primary ID (photograph and signature, not expired) such as a Driver’s License or Passport
  2. A secondary ID (signature, not expired) such as a Debit or Credit card

Exam Procedures

  • Report to the test center 30 minutes before the exam to verify identification and be photographed for the score report.
  • No personal items are allowed in the testing room such as cell phones, watches, wallets, or purses.
  • Studying is not allowed in the test center.
  • The test administrator will provide you with materials to make notes or calculations. You may not write on these items before the exam begins or remove these items from the testing room.
  • You will have the opportunity to take a tutorial that will not reduce the exam time.

Exam Format

  • Each major line exam is given in a multiple-choice format.
  • The exam consists of two parts:
    1. The general section deals with basic insurance product knowledge
    2. The state section deals with insurance laws, rules, and regulations, and practices that are unique to Hawaii
  • Each exam contains “pretest” questions that are mixed in with the scored questions and are not identified. Pretest questions may not be covered in your educational materials and do not affect your final score!
  • The passing score required on each exam is 75.
  • When you complete the exam, you will receive a score report marked “pass or fail”.
  • Candidates who fail will receive a score report that includes a numeric score, diagnostic and re-testing information.


Hawaii Exam Information

Exam Code

Exam Name

Exam Time

Scoreable Questions

Pretest Questions

Total Questions


Life Producer

2 hrs





Accident & Health Producer

2 hrs





Property Producer

2 hrs





Casualty Producer

2 hrs





Personal Lines

2 hrs 30 min






2 hrs 45 min





3. Apply for a license

After passing the exam, apply for your license by completing an application at http://www.nipr.com

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