Hawaii Teacher Reciprocity Agreements

Hawaii offers certification to professional teachers from other state who hold valid teaching certifications at the time of their application for Hawaii teaching certification. There are two avenues to proceed with the certification process as an out-of-state teacher. The options depend on whether you hold a state-issued teaching certification or a NBPTS certification. With either situation, you will need to have your current certifying state send verification of your completion of a teacher education program and passing scores of basic knowledge and skills examinations or have the educational institution and testing organizations send transcripts and scores directly to the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board.

For more information about the licensing procedure in Hawaii for out-of-state teachers, explore their website or contact them at 808.586.2600.

The following are member states of the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement and have signed reciprocity agreements with Hawaii.

Alabama Kansas New Hampshire South Dakota
Arizona Kentucky New Jersey Tennessee
Arkansas Louisiana New Mexico Texas
California Maine New York Utah
Colorado Maryland North Carolina Vermont
Connecticut Massachusetts North Dakota Virginia
Delaware Michigan Ohio Washington
Florida Mississippi Oklahoma West Virginia
Georgia Missouri Oregon Wisconsin
Idaho Montana Pennsylvania Wyoming
Illinois Nebraska Rhode Island  
Indiana Nevada South Carolina