How to get an Insurance License in Hawaii

Licensing Information

Licensing Steps

Studying for Exam

Scheduling the Exam

Parts of the Exam

Renewal Information

How to Renew

Continue Education

Expired License

Nonresident License

Q: What type of insurance license is needed to offer Medicare plans in Hawaii?

Accident and Health or Sickness Producer Insurance License

Q: What are the Licensing Steps in Hawaii?

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 pre-licensing 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 your 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. The fingerprint service fee is $8.95, plus any additional state and/or federal submission fees.

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.

Please review this document for your correct Licensing Fee amount:

https://nipr.com/sites/default/files/2021-03/license-fees-hawaii%20%284%29_0.pdf

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.

Q: How do I study for my health insurance license exam in Hawaii?

The Hawaii Department of Insurance does not require a specific program of pre-licensing education, or otherwise prescreen examination candidates.

We recommend using ExamFX for pre-licensing study.

Q: How do I schedule to take my health insurance exam in Hawaii?

  1. Online reservations are the most efficient way for candidates to schedule their examination. Candidates must go to www.pearsonvue.com/hi/insurance to make an online reservation for an examination.
  2. First-time users are required to create an account. The candidate will need to fill in all required fields, which are preceded by an asterisk (*), on the online form in order to create an ID and be assigned a password.
  3. Step-by-step instructions will lead the candidate through the rest of the examination reservation process.
    1. Candidates must make an online reservation at least twenty-four (24) hours before the desired examination date.
    2. Candidates who wish to make a phone reservation at (800) 274-2608 must do so at least twenty-four (24) hours before the desired examination date.

Q: Are there different parts to the health insurance exam?

There are 2 parts of the test in Hawaii:

General Knowledge which includes Product Knowledge, Terms and Concepts
Hawaii Specific which includes State Statutes, Rules and Regulations

Q: How do I apply for a nonresident health insurance license in Hawaii?

Apply electronically and pay fees with a credit card at http://nipr.com/

Please review this document for your correct Licensing Fee amount:

https://nipr.com/sites/default/files/2021-03/license-fees-hawaii%20%284%29_0.pdf

Q: How do I renew my health insurance license in Hawaii?

  • In order for an insurance producer to renew a license, the insurance producer must also have an active surplus lines broker license on PDB. If they do not hold a surplus lines broker license, they should renew their insurance producer license on Hawaii’s web site, https://www.ehawaii.gov/dcca/hils/renew/exe/insrenew.cgi.
  • Any insurance producer with accident and health, life, casualty, marine, property, surety, personal lines and/or vehicle lines of authority (LOAs) must satisfy certified education (CE) Compliance (CE flag is provided by CE Compliance field on PDB record).
    License Renewal Fee is $100 for Residents and $150 for Non-Residents.

Q: What do I do if my health insurance license has expired in Hawaii?

Late renew through NIPR’s Resident License Renewal Application.
Licenses are subject to reactivation if they are within two years of the most recent LOA status. Those wishing to reactivate their license should email the Hawaii Division of Insurance at inslic@dcca.hawaii.gov .
Late Renewal Fee is $150 for Residents and $225 for Non-Residents.

Q: What do I do for Continuing Education to keep my health insurance license in Hawaii?

  • Pursuant to the Hawaii Revised Statutes §431:9A-124: “A licensee shall during the twenty-four months preceding a license renewal, complete the required number of credits hours in approved continuing education.”
    The required numbers of credits are as follows:
  • For a licensee authorized to sell lines of insurance in only life/accident and health or sickness or only in property/casualty; twenty one credit hours relating to the class of insurance for which the license is held, and three credit hours relating to ethics and or the Hawaii insurance laws and rules.
    For a licensee authorized to sell lines of insurance for both life/accident and health or sickness and property/casualty; the total requisite number for credit hours are twenty four hours of which:
    • Ten credit hours relating to the life/accident and health or sickness class of insurance.
    • Eleven credit hours relating to the property/casualty class of insurance.
    • Three credit hours shall relate to ethics and or the insurance laws and rules.
  • Pursuant to the Hawaii Revised Statutes §431:9A-155: “No credit hours earned during a single renewal cycle may be carried over and counted towards satisfaction of the credit hour requirements for a following renewal cycle for the same license.”
  • Licensees may check the credits that were reported to the Insurance Division online: http://www.ehawaiigov.org/agentce/
    Licensees are reminded to maintain their certificates of completion for four years and should not submit the certificates to the Hawaii Insurance Division unless requested to do so. If there are any discrepancies, the licensee should contact the provider who offered the course and request that the provider submit the course roster to the Insurance Division.

Hawaii Licensing Candidate Handbook

Hawaii Insurance Department Website