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Licensing Examiners & Inspectors

Also called: Driver Examiner, Driver License Examiner, Examiner, Public Service Representative (PSR)

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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.


Safety and Government
  • law and government
  • public safety and security
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • customer service
  • management
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics


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.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • 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
Optical character reader OCR or scanning software
  • Document scanning software
Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Digital imaging system software


Education: (rated 3 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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