Property Management Essentials (3 hrs, Hawaii)

This 3-hr electives CE course covers the role of the property manager, fair housing laws, fiduciary duty, and rental forms.


Property Management is a three-hour, intermediate level, elective CE course accepted by the State of Hawaii for CE credit. The course covers
the role of the property manager, fair housing laws, fiduciary duty, and rental forms.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define and Understand the Role of the Property Manager
  • Create & Apply a PM Log to comply with Fair Housing Laws
  • Understand Property Manager's Fiduciary Duty
  • Become Familiar with Standard Rental Forms
  • Synthesize the essence of case studies with professional practice
  • Create a Property Management Job Description and Department
  • Identify Risks and Develop a Strategy to Reduce those Risks

Topics covered include:

  • Residential Landlord Tenant Code
  • Terminology and Definitions
  • Personnel
  • Job Descriptions, Duties
  • Rental Agreements
  • Security Deposits
  • Repairs
  • Prohibited Practices
  • Termination of Tenancy
  • Landlord Obligations
  • Tenant Obligations
  • Landlord Remedies
  • Civil Remedies for Landlord Tenant Code
  • Debt Collection
  • Time Lines for Landlord Tenant Code Obligations
  • Mandatory Disclosures for Property Management
  • Federal Fair Housing Discrimination
  • Discrimination in Real Property Transactions
  • State Civil Rights Commission
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Case Studies 

Course Features Include:

  1. Accepted by the Hawaii Real Estate Commission.  Approved Provider #54
  2. The ability to complete the courses online and at your convenience
  3. Low price, high-quality, narrated courses
  4. Easy to use
  5. Well received and reviewed by other real estate professionals

Developed with Local Knowledge of Hawaii
Our courses are developed with local knowledge of Hawaii's real estate market. Our instructor, David Catanzaro, has taught and practiced real estate in Hawaii for over 20 years. Hawaii's culture and real estate market are unique. Don't risk your tuition money on an out-of-state provider. Real estate is a local business requiring knowledge of Hawaii and the way Hawaii works.

License Renewal
Licensees are required to complete 20 hours of approved continuing education (CE) courses every two years. The composition and number of hours is subject to change by the Real Estate Commission.  This term the 20 hours consists of 6 hours of Core courses and 14 hours of electives. The deadline to renew a license on active status is November 30th (of even-numbered years). Unless renewed, all real estate licenses expire at the end of every even-numbered year.  As of the time of this writing, new salespersons renewing their license (issued that year) will be exempted from the continuing education requirement. 

License Reactivation
Licensees must satisfy the continuing education (CE) requirement of the previous biennium in order to reactivate their license. Licensees who wish to reactivate a license need at least 20 credit hours of continuing education (core course + elective courses). 
The previous biennium's core courses are available through May 31 of odd-numbered years. After May 31, licensees who have not completed the biennium's Core course(s) will need to complete 20 hours of continuing education elective courses.   This is because the Core courses, by nature of their being legislation updates for that term, may be outdated by the next term and therefore, Core courses can only be used in the term in which they were designed; Core courses cannot be applied toward make-up for previous term.

Check your CE Status
You can check the number of hours needed to reactivate or renew at the State's CE Status Page at:

Reporting of Credit
The Real Estate Branch requires school to report course credits within 7-10 days of the courses date of completion.   We will report completion credits within the state's requirement.  If your specific situation requires special attention please contact us. 

The Hawaii Real Estate Branch :  or by phone at 808-586-2643

Professional and Vocational Licensing Division (PVL): or by phone at 808-586-3000

Hawaii Real Estate License Renewal:


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