PRELIMINARY DECISION APPLICATION
To all license candidates:
Within the last 20 years, if you have one or more felonies or one or more misdemeanors in your history, outstanding tax obligations with no payment plan in place, judgments please contact the Real Estate Branch, 808-586-2643, and determine whether or not you should file the Preliminary Decision Application prior to completing a prelicense course. The Preliminary Decision Application will allow the Hawaii Real Estate Commission to review your history and make a determination of either MOST LIKELY APPROVE or MOST LIKELY DENY your license application when submitted. The decision of the Commission is non-binding, and a license candidate may submit his or her license application no matter what the Commission’s decision is for the Preliminary Decision Application. The Preliminary Decision gives the license candidate a window of probability as to the acceptance or denial of a license application, so that the license candidate does not waste time and money on a prelicense course, if the likelihood of denial is evident.
Pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes, § 467- 8 Prerequisites for license, registration, or certificate. . . . (b) Prior to submitting prelicensing education or examination requirements, an individual candidate may request that the commission consider a preliminary decision as to whether the individual candidate for a real estate license will be denied a real estate license . . . . The individual candidate shall submit a completed application, all information requested by the commission, and the nonrefundable application fee . . . . The preliminary decision shall provide advisory guidance, shall not be construed as binding, and shall not be subject to appeal. The individual candidate seeking a preliminary decision shall not be considered an applicant for licensure. A preliminary decision that is unfavorable to the individual shall not prevent the individual from submitting a complete license application and fees after successful completion of the prelicensing requirement.”