Certification Exam

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 certificates are valid for four years from the date of issue and must be renewed by re-examination.

Types of Exam

  • General Dispenser (50 questions) - good for classes 2, 4 through 14
  • Retail (30 questions) - good only for class 4
  • Wholesale (50 questions) - good only in classes 1 and 3

Exam Dates and Registration

Maui Location
Days
Registration
Exam
Education Session
Wailuku Office
David Trask Building
2145 Kaohu Street
Room 105
Monday, Tuesday, Friday 8:15 am - 8:45 am
9:00 am Will conclude by 12:00 noon

Molokai Location
Days Dates
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
9:30 am
Will conclude by 12:00 noon

Lanai Location
Days Dates
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 10:45 am Will conclude by 1:00 pm

Items Needed for Registration


The following items are required for registration:
  • Government issued photo identification (unexpired, unaltered, undamaged, and laminated)
  • Fee of $10.00  (cash or check only)
  • An additional $10.00 will be collected to process certification cards for those passing the exam. A mandatory education session will conclude at about 12:00 noon.
Registration is on a first come, first served basis until the room is full or the end of the registration period.

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
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