Certification Exam


COVID-19 Precautionary Measures 


As of August 25, 2020, the Department of Liquor Control will temporarily cease scheduling appointments for its certification exam and education training class, until further notice, due to impacts from COVID-19.
For more information, please call the Department of Liquor Control at 243-7753.

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
Monday, 
Tuesday, 
Thursday, 
Friday
Canceled due to COVID-19
Canceled due to COVID-19
Canceled due to COVID-19
Canceled due to COVID-19
9:00 am  
  Wednesday Canceled due to COVID-19 1:00 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 or Preprinted Check only
  • Facial masks are required
  • 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