1. Entrance Requirements
If you intend to use this class to fulfill the education requirement for a Real Estate Salesperson license, you must be at least 18 years old, have a high school degree or GED and be a United States citizen or authorized to work in the U.S.
Only those who have registered and paid are guaranteed entrance to class. Walk-ins are welcome; however, be aware that entrance to class will be on a space-available basis. Although you may register online, you must come to the office to pick up your textbook. If registering prior to the first day of class, payment in full (or a registration fee of $75.00) is required. Once registered, you will receive no further notification unless the class is canceled.
3. Cheating or Misrepresentation
Any form of cheating or misrepresenting one’s identity (e.g. taking the class for someone else) will not be tolerated and will result in dismissal with no refund.
4. Prompt Arrival
Students agree to arrive early or on time to all classes in the session and to conduct themselves in a professional and respectful manner while sharing a learning environment with others. Since classes are held after normal business hours, the entrance to the building may be locked once the class begins, resulting in missed time for late students.
5. Study Schedule
A study schedule will be provided at the beginning of the course giving the class schedule and assignments for each class.
6. Length of Course
The Salesperson Course involves 60 classroom hours. Students are required to log 60 hours of instruction for this course, which shall include both in-class and independent study time. See calendar for meeting dates/times. School Curriculum available upon request.
7. Tuition Fee
Cost for the prelicense course is $565.00 USD. Complete payment of fee is due prior to the start of instruction on the first day of the course.
The deadline for tuition refunds by student request is 3 days prior to the scheduled class date. Once the course begins, notification in writing is required to withdraw from the course. From the date that notification is received by Hawaii Institute of Real Estate, tuition will be refunded on a pro-rata basis, up through the third class session only, less the $75 registration fee. No refunds will be given to students who withdraw after the third session. HIRE reserves the right to cancel classes or change class dates for any reason. In the case of class cancellation, a full refund will be provided, should the student decide not to reschedule to a later class date.
9. Missed Classes, Make-Up Classes
In the event that a student misses a class, the student may request to schedule a make-up class with the instructor. Students will be charged a missed class / reschedule fee of $75 per session. Rescheduling is based on instructor’s availability. HIRE reserves the right to decline a reschedule request. A student may request no more than 2 reschedule/make-up classes.
10. Final Exam
Passing scores of 70% on both the General & State portions of HIRE’s final exam are required to complete the salesperson’s course. The final exam may only be taken on the scheduled class date and time. Students who fail to take that exam forfeit the right to take the exam at a later date. Students who do not pass the final exam may retake the course in the session immediately following free of charge. This opportunity to take the course and the final for a second time for free does not extend past the session immediately following the session in which the student is originally enrolled in.
11. Certificate of Completion
Upon successful completion of the course, a Certificate of Completion will be issued. This certificate is required to take the State exam. Upon receiving their certificates, students should check all information for accuracy.
12. Re-Issuance of Certificates
Lost certificates may only be replaced within two years of passing class. A fee of $25.00 will be charged for each replacement certificate provided.
We recommend registering early to ensure a spot in the course of your choice. Also, we encourage you to pick up your textbook prior to the first class date, as there are assigned readings for the first class. For additional information including future course dates, please call (808) 255-5356 during our office hours; M-F, 9am-5pm. You may also contact us by email: [email protected]
13. HAWAII REAL ESTATE EXAM
The Hawaii Real Estate Assessment for Licensure program is administered by the company “PSI” Testing Center under contract with the Hawaii State Real Estate Commission.
The exam has two parts: the Uniform portion covering general real estate principles and practices and the “State Law” section dealing with specific Hawaii statutes. The exam consists of multiple choice questions only. Each section of the exam is graded separately and requires a passing score of 70% each. Candidates that fail either portion of the exam may retake the exam and need only retake the part of the exam failed. Forms and detailed information regarding the State Exam will be provided during the course. Your completion certificate from the Hawaii Institute of Real Estate is effective for two years from the date of issue, allowing you to take the licensing exam any time during that period. Anyone who successfully passes the State Sales-person exam must apply for their license in writing within two (2) years of passing the salesperson’s or broker’s examination date or their test score will be declared invalid and they must retake the exam. Licensing fees must be paid at the time of application.
For more information on the State Exam, please contact PSI directly at 1-800-733-9267 or visit their website at: http://wwww.psiexams.com/
For more information regarding Real Estate Licensing in Hawaii, please call the Hawaii Real Estate Commission at 808-586-2643 or visit their website at: http://www.hawaii.gov/hirec/