Hawaii

License Renewal Date
12/31 of odd years

CPE Reporting Period
1/1 to 12/31 biennially, ending in odd-numbered years

General Requirement
80 hours with up to 40 carried over to the next period.

Ethics Required
4 hours every biennial license renewal

Other Subject Area Requirements
None

Credit Limitations

  • The maximum credit for instructors is 40 hours/50%; no credit given for preparation time.
  • Credit for teaching the same course is awarded only once during each 3-year period. Credit is only given for presentation time-no credit is given for preparation time. Credit for teaching the same course is awarded only once during each 3-year period. For instructed credit earned teaching a college/university course, there are no semester or quarter hour multipliers.
  • Half credits accepted after the first full hour is earned.
  • Articles/books - 20 hours/25% maximum.
  • Practice review - 20 credits maximum. Only 50 percent of every hour spent as a reviewer at a formally sponsored inter-office or inter-firm quality review program is accepted.
  • Academic credit limited to the following:  1 quarter hour equals 10 CPE hours; 1 semester hour equals 15 CPE hours; 1 hour non-credit class participation equals 1 CPE hour.

Other State Policies
Courses must be approved by either the Hawaii Board or NASBA's National Registry of CPE Sponsors or Quality Assurance Service.

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