Certification Exam


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.
  1. Liquor Control, Department of

    Physical Address
    110 ‘Ala’ihi Street
    Room 212
    Kahului, HI 96732


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.

Certification Training and Exam

Beginning December, the Maui Liquor Department will offer an online Certification Training and Exam.
The Department will register 25 individuals per week. 

If you do not have internet access, you may request to schedule an in-person training and exam by calling (808) 243-7753. 

Face masks are required. Face masks with exposed valves, neck gaiters, bandanas and face shields without a permitted mask underneath are not permitted.

To register:

  1. Send a request to liquor.cert.exam@mauicounty.gov
  2. Your appointment will be scheduled in the order that it is received. To avoid delays, please do not submit multiple requests. Once your appointment is scheduled, you will receive a confirmation email, which will contain a link to the online certification training and exam. You have 48-hours after receiving the link to take the training and exam. Please allow 1 hour to complete the training and exam.
  3. Upon completion of the test and submission of your answers, you will receive a confirmation email and a message that someone will contact you with further instructions.
  4. If you PASS the test, you will be notified to stop by the Department of Liquor Control, located at 110 Ala’ihi Street, Room 212, Kahului, the following week anytime Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., bring your photo identification used during the training and exam, along with $20.00 (cash or check only) to cover the costs of registration and certification card. 
  5. If you FAIL the test, you will be notified to request for another appointment by emailing liquor.cert.exam@mauicounty.gov to retake the training and exam. 

Required material(s) when taking training and exam:

  • Government issued photo identification. Identification must be unexpired, unaltered and undamaged.

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