Licensing Examiners

Government & Public Administration > Governance

Projected Growth: Average

Projected Job Openings

Medium Preparation Needed

Job Description

Your job is to Examine, evaluate, and investigate eligibility for, conformity with, or liability under licenses or permits.

Common job titles of Licensing Examiners include:

Experience and Education

Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.

  • 43.77% said they needed a Bachelor's Degree.

  • 23.31% said they needed a High School Diploma.


    Advise licensees or other individuals or groups concerning licensing, permit, or passport regulations.

    Evaluate applications, records, or documents to gather information about eligibility or liability issues.

    Confer with or interview officials, technical or professional specialists, or applicants to obtain information or to clarify facts relevant to licensing decisions.

    Prepare reports of activities, evaluations, recommendations, or decisions.

    Issue licenses to individuals meeting standards.

    Visit establishments to verify that valid licenses or permits are displayed and that licensing standards are being upheld.

    Collect fees for licenses.

    Score tests and observe equipment operation and control to rate ability of applicants.

    Administer oral, written, road, or flight tests to license applicants.

    Warn violators of infractions or penalties.

    Report law or regulation violations to appropriate boards or agencies.

    Prepare correspondence to inform concerned parties of licensing decisions or appeals processes.


Vision screening equipment

Ultraviolet UV lights

Testing workstations

Snellen eye charts

Point of sale POS receipt printers

Magnifying glasses

Magnetic stripe readers

All Tools

License or identification card printers

Iris recognition systems

Fingerprint recognition systems

Fingerprint capture devices

Facial recognition systems

Electric typewriters

Document scanners

Digital cameras

Desktop computers

Barcode scanners


Commercial driver’s license information system CDLIS

Computer-assisted testing software

Digital imaging system software

Document scanning software

Driving simulators

National Driver Register NDR

Safety Status Measurement System SafeStat

All Technologies

Traffic record databases


Active Listening

Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Reading Comprehension

Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.


Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Critical Thinking

Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Social Perceptiveness

Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Judgment and Decision Making

Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.


Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Active Learning

Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.


Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Service Orientation

Actively looking for ways to help people.

Complex Problem Solving

Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Time Management

Managing one's own time and the time of others.


Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.


Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.


Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.


Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Comprehension

Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Comprehension

Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Expression

Communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Expression

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Occupation Sections


Law and Government

Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.

English Language

Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Public Safety and Security

Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

Computers and Electronics

Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

Administration and Management

Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.


Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.

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