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License and Permit Information

Information about licenses and permits that the Hawaiʻi Teacher Standards Board issues.

For detailed information on the options for applying for each permit and license, please see our Licensure Guide (PDF).

Permit Information

This is a listing of Permits that the Hawaiʻi Teacher Standards Board issues.

Type Name Description Term Renewable? Annual Fee* Special Notes
Permit Career and Technical Education Permit A limited duty special permit issued to an individual employed by the Hawaiʻi Department of Education to provide instruction in career and technical education. 5 Years Yes – Maximum 1 Time $54.00 Applicant must be recommended by the Department of Education to receive the permit. Only available for qualified teachers hired by the Hawaiʻi Department of Education or a Hawaiʻi State Public Charter School.
Permit Emergency Hire Permit A limited duty permit is issued to an individual employed by the Hawaii Department of Education to provide instruction as an emergency hire in a declared shortage area where no licensed teacher is available or the individual is assigned to a school that is identified as hard to staff. 1 Year Yes – Maximum 2 Times $54.00 Applicant must be hired by the Hawaiʻi Department of Education or a Hawaiʻi State Public Charter School.

This permit is only issued for a maximum of one (1) school year at a time. A school year runs from July 1 to June 30 of the following year.

When a permit is issued, it will be adjusted for the number of months remaining in that specific school year and will expire on June 30th.

Permit Hawaiian Permit A one time renewable special permit issued to an individual employed by the Hawaiʻi Department of Education to provide instruction in Hawaiian education. 5 Years Yes – Maximum 1 Time $54.00 Applicant must be recommended by the Office of Hawaiian Education to receive the permit.
*Note: Fees will be prorated based on the number of months that the first term of the permit covers.

See Fees for more details.

License Information

This is a listing of Licenses that the Hawaiʻi Teacher Standards Board issues.

Type Name Description Term Renewable? Annual Fee* Special Notes
License Provisional License The Provisional License is a NASDTEC Stage 2 License. “Stage 2 Teacher License” means a license issued to an individual who holds a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, has completed an approved teacher preparation program, but has not met the jurisdiction-specific requirements for a Stage 3 license. 3 Years No $54.00 For teachers who have completed a state approved teacher education program that led to licensure in a state, but do not have three years of full time teaching experience in the last five years.
License Standard License The Standard License is a NASDTEC Stage 3 License. “Stage 3 Teacher License” means a license issued to an individual who holds a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, has completed a State Approved Teacher Education Program, and has met all jurisdiction-specific requirements of the issuing Member Jurisdiction. 5 Years Yes – Unlimited $54.00 For teachers who have at least three years of experience within the last five years in Hawaiʻi or another state; and meet other requirements.
License Career and Technical Education Standard Limited License The Career and Technical Education Standard Limited License restricts teachers holding this license to only be assigned to teach the content field indicated on their license, and may not add any additional teaching fields to the license. 5 Years Yes – Unlimited $54.00 For teachers who have at least three years of industry experience in the content field; and meet other requirements.
License Advanced License The Advanced License is a NASDTEC Stage 4 License. “Stage 4 Teacher License” means a license issued to an individual who holds a minimum of a Master’s degree or the equivalent, has completed an approved teacher preparation program and has met any jurisdiction-specific requirements beyond those required for the Stage 3 License of the issuing Member Jurisdiction. 10 Years Yes – Unlimited $54.00 For teachers who hold a Standard License in Hawaiʻi or another state; have at least five years of experience within the last eight years in Hawaiʻi or another state; and meet other requirements.
*Note: Fees will be prorated based on the number of months that the first term of the license covers.

See Fees for more details.