Certification Exam


Department of Liquor Control to Resume
Certification Exams and Classes on August 17, 24 and 31, 2021
for First Time Employee Approved by the Director Cards and/or
Cards that Expired Prior to March 1, 2020 Only

The class and exam will be for first time employee approved by the director cards and/or persons whose cards expired prior to March 1, 2020.  It will be held on August 17(canceled), 24 and 31 in Kahului. Seating is limited to 25 individuals.

Persons requesting to take the class and exam are required to make an appointment by speaking directly with Deputy Director Kaho’ohanohano on the below dates and times.

To reserve a seat for:
  • August 17, 2021 – Please call (808) 243-7485 on August 16 between 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.  Canceled
  • August 24, 2021 – Please call (808) 243-7485 on August 23 between 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Subject to change
  • August 31, 2021 - Please call (808) 243-7485 on August 30 between 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.  Subject to change
No messages please. There will be no walk-in appointments for the exam.

Applicants need to bring their valid photo identification and two sharpened pencils with an eraser at the time of check-in. Cost of the exam and card is $10.00 each. Payment is by CASH only. Face masks are required and physical distancing of at least 6 feet is required. Face masks with exposed external valves, neck gaiters, bandanas and face shields without a permitted mask underneath are not permitted. 

Overview


On every licensed premises, an on-duty employee approved by the director must be in active charge at all times that such premises is open for business. The employee must:
  • Be 21 years of age or older
  • Have successfully completed an examination and education session administered by the Department on liquor laws and rules of the commission
All employee approved by the Director cards are valid for four years from the date of issue and must be renewed by re-examination.

Per Liquor Commission Emergency Rules, of the LC May 13, 2020 meeting, per Governor’s Executive Order 20-04.

Employee approved by the Director card expiration, as stated in Rules of the Liquor Commission, Section 08-101-70(b) is extended to 90 days after the end of the emergency period, provided that:
  • Cards contain an expiration from March 1, 2020 through the end of the emergency period only.

Exam Dates and Registration

Maui Location Days Registration for those
holding appointments
Exam Education Session
Wailuku Office
David Trask Building
2145 Kaohu Street
Room 105
Tuesday, 
Wednesday,
Thursday, 
Canceled due to COVID-19
Canceled due to COVID-19
Canceled due to COVID-19
 
1:30 pm  
Molokai Location
Days Dates
(weather permitting)
Registration
Exam
Education Session
Mitchell Pauole    
Conference Room   
Kaunakakai Town
Center
Wed Dec 18, 2019
Mar 18, 2020
Jun 17, 2020
Sep 16, 2020
Dec 16, 2020
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Canceled due to COVID-19
Canceled due to COVID-19
Canceled due to COVID-19
Canceled due to COVID-19
9:30 am
Will conclude by 12:00 noon

Lanai Location
Days Dates
(weather permitting)
Registration
Exam
Education Session
Four Seasons Resort Lanai
1 Manele Road
Manele, Lanai
Wed Feb 19, 2020
May 27, 2020
Aug 19, 2020
Nov 18, 2020
10:30 am - 10:45 am
Canceled due to COVID-19
Canceled due to COVID-19
Canceled due to COVID-19
10:45 am Will conclude by 1:00 pm

Items Needed for Registration


The following items are required for registration:
  • Valid State or Government Identification with picture is required at registration.
  • Cost of Exam $10.00
  • Cost of Card  $10.00
  • Payment by Cash
  • Facial masks are required
    • Face masks with exposed external valves, neck gaiters, bandanas and face shields without a permitted mas under neath are not permitted.
  • 6 feet social distancing shall be practiced
  • Bring a sharpened pencil with eraser


Study Material


Rules of the Liquor Commission and Hawaii Revised Statute:

Study material can also be obtained at the:


  • Public Library
  • Department of Liquor Control ($10 charge)
  • Liquor-licensed employer