Licensing Area: Real Estate Appraiser


Contact Information for Frequently Called Numbers


Professional and Vocational Licensing
(808) 586-3000

  • Request an application
  • Inquire about licensing requirements
  • Applicants can check on the status of an application
  • Inquire about licensee maintenance requirements


RICO Consumer Resource Center
(808) 587-3295 or (808) 587-4272


Business Registration Division
(808) 586-2727


Executive Officer

Alan Taniguchi

(808) 586-2701

Residents on the neighbor islands may call by dialing the following toll free numbers followed by the last 5 digits of the phone numbers above and the # sign:

Kauai   274-3141
Maui   984-2400
Hawaii   974-4000
Lanai & Molokai   1-800-468-4644

Att: REA
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801



License Categories

  • Certified General Appraiser
  • Certified Residential Appraiser
  • State Licensed Appraiser


Biennial December 31 every odd numbered year.

License Renewal Requirements

Notice: To renew your license for the January 2014 - December 2015 period, you are required to submit an original certificate of completion of a National USPAP seven hour update course which you successfully completed in 2012 or 2013.

Failure to timely renew by the renewal date will result in the forfeiture of the license. After the renewal date, the forfeited license may be restored within 2 years and subject to meeting restoration requirements. Failure to restore a forfeited license within 2 years after the renewal date will result in the termination of the license and the person must apply as a new applicant and meet current license requirements.

Pursuant to Section 436B-14.5, HRS, any license held by a member of the armed forces, National Guard, or a reserve component that expires, is forfeited, or deemed delinquent while the member is on active duty and deployed during a state or national crisis shall be restored if certain restoration requirements are met.  Military Renewal and Restoration Information Sheet.

Regulating Body

Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs - Director

Advisory Committee to the Director
Number of Members

7 Members

3 Appraisers
2 Financial Institution
2 Public

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