Contact Information

Hawaii Teacher Standards Board
ATTN: Licensing Section
650 Iwilei Road, Suite 268
Honolulu, HI 96817

Phone: (808) 586-2600 (Open Monday-Friday: 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
Fax: (808) 586-2606
Email: htsb@hawaii.gov
Skype: Email htsb@hawaii.gov to set up a Skype appointment

Hawaii Department of Education: http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/Pages/Home.aspx

Certification Requirements

Teacher Licensure Needed: Yes – Add-on only

Master's Degree Needed: Yes

Praxis II Library Media Content Test Needed: Yes, candidates need a score of 148 or above.

Other Testing Needed: No

Description: Hawaii offers a K-12 license for a School Librarian, and a Master's degree in Library and Information Science. All candidates must meet the School Librarian Performance Standards: https://hawaiiteacherstandardsboard.org/content/librarian/

Evaluation Process for Licensure:

Criteria for eligibility for a licensure includes:

  • Satisfactorily completed a State-approved librarian education program
  • Attained passing scores on the PRAXIS exams or such other minimum competency test as the board may approve if the board discontinues use of the PRAXIS exams; and
  • Obtained clearance in the professional fitness check. The board will use the department's current guidelines and procedures relating to criminal history checks until the board promulgates its own rules related to determining professional fitness.


  • Possess National Board Certification

Reciprocity: Yes, through the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement. This can be found at: http://www.nasdtec.net/?InterstateAgreements

MLA Citation "Hawaii." School Library Connection, September 2015, schoollibraryconnection.com/Home/Display/1959105?tab=1.

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