Career Details for Licensing Examiners & Inspectors

Licensing Examiners & Inspectors

Also called:

Driver Examiner, Driver License Examiner, Examiner, Public Service Representative (PSR)

What they do:

Examine, evaluate, and investigate eligibility for, conformity with, or liability under licenses or permits.

On the job, you would:

  • Warn violators of infractions or penalties.
  • Evaluate applications, records, or documents to gather information about eligibility or liability issues.
  • Advise licensees or other individuals or groups concerning licensing, permit, or passport regulations.

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Safety and Government

  • law and government
  • public safety and security

Arts and Humanities

  • English language


  • customer service
  • management

Engineering and Technology

  • computers and electronics

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Basic Skills

  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


  • understanding people's reactions
  • looking for ways to help people



  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Ideas and Logic

  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen

Hearing and Speech

  • speak clearly
  • recognize spoken words


People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.

  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Independence
  • Attention to Detail
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Cooperation


You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software

  • Commercial driver's license information system CDLIS
  • National Driver Register NDR

Spreadsheet software

  • Microsoft Excel

Optical character reader OCR or scanning software

  • Document scanning software


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bachelor's degree or
high school diploma/GED usually needed

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New job opportunities are likely in the future.


per year, on average
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