All Classes offered by Dower School are approved & accredited by the Hawaii Real Estate Commission.
Should you decide to take our classes, please read the school policies, complete the online registration form
& return it to us. 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 during our office hours; M-F, 9:00am to 5:00pm. You may also contact us by fax or e-mail.
If you do not want us to email you with future information about upcoming real estate classes, which we feel may be of interest to you, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dower School of Real Estate is co-located with Dower Realty, Inc. and Dower School of Driving, in the Kaimuki area of Honolulu.
1114 11th Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96816
Only those who have registered and paid the deposit are guaranteed entrance to the 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, a deposit of at least $125.00 (non-refunable) is required. Balance (full payment) of class is due five (5) days prior to the start date. Once registered you will receive no further notification unless the class is cancelled.
It is highly recommended that broker candidates complete the required 3 years of full-time experience and receive their "Certificate of Experience" from the Real Estate Commission prior to taking this course. The Certificate of Experience from the REC is required in order to take the State Exam and usually take around 2-3 weeks to obtain from the Real Estate Commission.
The Hawaii State Licensing Division created an online Education System that requires all licensees or potential licensees to create an eHawaii individual account prior to enrolling for a Broker Pre-license Course.
Go to www.pvl.ehawaii.gov/rece
to set up your account. If you have any questions on creating your account, please contact 808-695-4620.
One textbook is used: Hawaii Real Estate Reference Manual Students should bring their own calculator and note-taking materials.
Real Estate Math DVD $25
This optional material can be purchased in our office during office hours.
A study schedule is provided at the beginning of the course giving the class schedule and assignments for each class. Reasonable accommodation can be arranged for students with special needs with prior notification.
No job placement services are offered by Dower School of Real Estate. Students desiring job and/or career counseling will be accommodated by the school staff.
The Broker Course involves 80 classroom hours, which is split into 17 classes over 8 weeks -OR- 10 classes over 2 weeks AKA "Accelerated Course". Students are expected to attend all hours of instruction. See calendar for meeting dates and times. No makeup classes will be offered.
$1075.00 which includes book, tax and registration fee. Complete payment of fee is due on the first day of the course.
Registration Fee of $125.00 is nonrefundable. The deadline for tuition refunds by student request is 1 day 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 Dower School of Real Estate, tuition will be refunded on a pro-rata basis, up through the third class session only, less $125.00. No refunds will be given to students who drop out after the third session. Dower School of Real Estate reserves the right to cancel classes or change class dates for any reason, up to 3 days prior to the class date (except in an emergency situation). In the event Dower cancels the entire class session, a full refund will be provided, should the student decide not to reschedule to a later class date, provided the student brings back an unmarked book.
Dower School of Real Estate reserves the right to require
the withdrawal at any time of any students who, in the judgment of the school,
is not profiting or is not likely to profit from the instruction offered; who
is neglectful, irregular, or indifferent in the performance of required duties
and studies; or whose character or conduct is inconsistent with the good order
of the school. Once notification is given tuition will be refunded, less $75.00.
Dower's Final Exam
Passing scores of 75% on both the General & State portions of Dower's final exam are required to complete the Broker Course. The final exam may only be taken on the scheduled class date & time. Students who fail to take that exam forfeit the right to take the exam at a later date. *No Absences. Students who do not pass the final exam may retake the final exam, at a scheduled time, usually within the following 2 weeks, OR Student may retake the course in the session immediately following, free of charge, as long as that student incurred no absences during the entire class session. This opportunity to retake the makeup exam or retake the course for a second time, at no charge, does not extend past the session immediately following the session in which the student is originally enrolled in. If further retaking of the course is necessary, consecutive courses may be taken for $100.00 each.
No more than one (1) class per session, for any reason, can be missed. If more than one class is missed, student forfeits their right to take the final examination or attend the free session.
Upon successful completion of the course, a Certificate of Completion will be issued. This certificate is required to be presented at the testing center in order to take the State exam. Upon receiving their certificates, students should check all information for accuracy.
Lost certificates may only be replaced only within two years of attending class. A fee of $25.00 will be charged for each replacement certificate provided.
No cell phones on desktops. Cell phones must be turned on "silent" mode for the entire class. Students shall not answer their cells in the classroom, but shall leave the classroom to answer any calls. No texting, or any use of cell phones in class.
Scott has over 20 years of experience practicing law and
teaching real estate/law, specifically teaching under Dower School of Real
Estate for more than 10 years. In addition, he has written a superb Hawaii real
estate book entitled, Hawaii Real Estate Reference Manual, which is used
in the pre-licensing classes that he teaches.
Scott is extremely involved with Dower School of Real Estate
as a pre-licensing instructor for the salesperson’s and broker’s classes, as
well as teaching continuing education. He focuses on being interactive with the
class while combining his deft knowledge with humor which leads to a strong
rapport with his students. Even after completion of classes, Scott is in
constant contact with former students in order to help transition them into the
real estate field or to provide legal counsel.
As an attorney, Scott’s practice consists of real estate,
contracts (all kinds), and estate planning, including providing legal counsel
and drafting conveyance documents for many real estate companies. Previously he
conducted closings for title insurance companies.
Scott is a member of the Hawaii Bar Association and received
his Bachelor of Science from Clemson University and his Juris Doctorate from
Thomas M. Cooley Law
Scott adores Hawaii, embracing its people and culture and is
honored to be in a position where he can make a positive difference in
State 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 Dower School of Real Estate is effective for two years from the date of issue, allowing you take the licensing exam anytime during that period.
Anyone who successfully passes the State Broker exam must apply for their license, in writing, within two (2) years of passing the Broker's or broker's examination date, or their test scores 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: https://www.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: https://www.hawaii.gov/hiresc/