Hawaii State Department of Education

350 Iwilei Road, Suite 268
Honolulu, HI 96817

Email:  htsb@hawaii.gov
Website: Hawaii Teacher Standards Board

Hawaii Teacher Standards Board honors reciprocity for all 50 states approved preparation programs leading to licensure, licenses, and verifiable relevant experience.

A Provisional License is available for teachers who have completed a preparation program and have less than 3 years of full time teaching experience.  A Standard License is available to those who have 3 or more years of full time teaching experience within the last 5 years.

Requirements for licensure approval follow.

  • Possess a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Completion of a State-approved teacher, librarian or counselor education program
  • Meet the basic skills and content knowledge requirements
  • Clear the professional fitness check
  • Verify 3 years out of the last 5 years of full-time teaching experience in a P-12 contracted position in a school (for standard license application)

FORMS for verification of requirements

Additional INFORMATION on license types