About HiRE

The Hawaii Institute of Real Estate (HiRE) is a locally owned and operated independent real estate education provider. The school is registered with the Real Estate Branch of the DCCA and authorized to provide pre-license courses to the general public.

All faculty and staff have at least 8 years full-time real estate experience, have served as managers of licensed real estate companies, and have exceeded the rigorous standards for attaining instructor certification with the State of Hawaii.

As an independent educational institution, our staff consists of licensed brokers from multiple real estate firms (including Coldwell Banker, Hawaii Life, and eXp Realty). 

Pre-Licensing Courses

HiRE offers LIVE, IN-PERSON Real Estate Pre-licensing Courses in an engaging and interactive setting. We encourage group participation and utilize creative ways to help critical information stick! 

Upon passing the HiRE final exam, graduates will be awarded a School Completion Certificate. This document certifies that a person is eligible to take the Hawaii Real Estate License Exam.

What makes HiRE different?

  • Live, In-Person classes (No ZOOM)!
  • HYBRID In-Person PLUS 4K HD Supplemental Video Lessons
  • No Vaccine Requirement (Masks Encouraged, All Are Welcome)
  • Other real estate schools stop at helping students pass the exam. But do you have a plan for licensure after passing the exam? Where other schools stop, we go further...

Exam Prep

Live, in-person, State-certified instructors will help you prepare for the Hawaii Real Estate License Exam. Got questions? We're here to help!


After you pass the exam, our staff will offer a personalized business consultation and assist you with your license application to help ensure the process goes smoothly.


Graduates may be eligible for coaching and on-the-job mentorship with top-producing agents. Start your career plugged in to a professional network!


Kamalani Duerksen, Principal


Recognized as the 2019 West Hawaii Association of REALTORS® Broker of the Year, Kamalani Duerksen is an accomplished real estate broker and respected leader in the industry. Licensed in Hawaii since 2006, she has charted a diverse career encompassing several leadership roles within the local real estate community. As a graduate of the Hawaii Association of REALTORS® Leadership Academy, a recipient of the distinguished Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation and Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist with Guild recognition, her commitment to growth and learning is apparent.

Kamalani has served on several committees within the local REALTOR® association, including successfully reviving the West Hawaii Young Professionals Network (YPN) group and she has served as an RPAC trustee, leading the association to honorably achieve the title of a Triple Crown recipient—a first in its history. Recognized by peers for her service and contributions, Kamalani also received a National Association of REALTORS® “Own It” Token of Gratitude. She's a past Chairperson of the Hawaii State Association’s Young Professionals Network and continues to give back to her community by hosting education opportunities and speaking out on important legislative issues related to real estate, land use and vacation rental regulations.

Proudly crafting her skill set to make a meaningful impact and reach a broad audience, Kamalani is a millennial who is forever chasing her highest potential with a mindset of possibility—she has a gift for seeing the gold that lies behind every obstacle in life and the opportunity behind every challenge. She is committed to helping aspiring agents see the same opportunities and possibilities in their professional development.

Professional Experience:

  • EXP Realty – Managing Broker / Broker In Charge - Statewide
  • Coldwell Banker Island Properties - Broker In Charge - Keauhou and Alii Drive Offices
  • Clark Realty - Broker In Charge - Keauhou and Alii Drive Offices
  • Keauhou Kona Real Estate LLC - Principal Broker / Owner

Jaclyn Kanoelani Williams, Administrator


Jaclyn was born and raised on the North Shore of Oahu. An educator at heart, she graduated from the University of Hawaii with a Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education and started teaching at Mililani Middle School. In 2005, she moved to Las Vegas and began her real estate career there.

Beginning as a Listing Specialist, Jaclyn soon became the Transaction Coordinator for a top REO team, closing over 500 properties. Now, as  a short sale specialist, she holds the title of Senior Negotiator.

After over 16 years of real estate sales, transaction management, and negotiating short sales, she is excited to combine her love of real estate and her love of education in her new role at HiRE.

“When I'm not doing real estate,” says Jaclyn, “I'm enjoying family and my Hawaii life! My two boys, 10 and 5, keep me busy and never offer a dull moment. We are enjoying our new Ewa Beach home in Ho'opili and exploring all that our community has to offer. But top of the list as always is sun and sand … the boys’ demand!”


The CE Shop 

HiRE is proud to announce a partnership with the CE Shop to provide the best pricing and most convenient access to Continuing Education Credits for realtors in the State of Hawaii and abroad!

Coldwell Banker Realty 

HiRE has the support of Hawaii's #1 Brokerage firm, Coldwell Banker Realty (CBR). HiRE top graduates will have the opportunity to interview with CBR, Hawaii's leader in overall real estate sales volume.

HiRE's certified pre-license course combined with CBR's proprietary new agent education program constitutes the most comprehensive real estate training available in the State of Hawaii. 



Call or Text Us: (808) 255-5356
Email: hirealtycourses@gmail.com