The Hawaiian Permit is issued to an unlicensed individual employed by the Hawaii Department of Education or a Hawaii Charter School in Kaia ̒ōlelo‐Kaiapuni Hawai ̒i, Hawaiian Language Immersion, and Hawaiian Knowledge classrooms when no licensed teacher is available. To qualify for a Hawaiian permit, applicants must hold the minimum of a high school diploma, clear the professional fitness check, and be recommended by the Office of Hawaiian Education. The Office of Hawaiian Education (OHE) will contact the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board
(HTSB) directly, to share the names of individuals that have met the eligibility requirements. This permit enables the applicant to work as an instructor in Kaia ̒ōlelo‐ Kaiapuni Hawai ̒i, Hawaiian Language Immersion, and Hawaiian Knowledge classrooms in Hawaii public schools. The permit is valid for five years and may be renewed once for a total of up to ten years.
Hawaii Teacher Standards Board