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 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 Locations
Education Session
Wailuku Office
David Trask Building
2145 Kaohu Street
Room 105
Tuesday, Friday 8:15 am - 8:45 am
9:00 am Will conclude by 11:30 am
Lahaina Office
West Maui Senior Center
788 Pauoa Street
Room 102
Thursday 8:45 am - 9:15 am 9:30 am Will conclude by 12:00 noon

Molokai Location
Days Dates
Education Session
2016 Mitchell Pauole
Conference Room
Kaunakakai Town Center
Wed Mar 23, 2016
Jun 22, 2016
Sep 21, 2016
Dec 21, 2016
9:00 am - 9:30 am
9:30 am
Will conclude by 12:00 noon

Lanai Location
Days Dates
Education Session
Lanai Community Ctr
8th St and Lanai Ave
Lanai City, Lanai
Wed Feb 17, 2016
May 25, 2016
Aug 17, 2016
Nov  2, 2016
9:00 am - 9:30 am 9:30 am Will conclude by 12:00 noon

Items Needed for Registration

The following items are required for registration:
  • Government issued photo identification (unexpired, unaltered, undamaged, and laminated)
  • Fee of $10.00
  • 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