Licensing Examiners and Inspectors

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What do they do?

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

Also known as:

Certified Driver Examiner (CDE), Certified Driver License Test Administrator, Cosmetology Inspector, Driver Examiner, Driver License Agent, Driver License Examiner, Driver License Technician, Examiner, Industry Operations Investigator, Inspector, License Examiner, License Registration Examiner, Licensing Analyst, Licensing Registration Examiner, Licensing Representative, Licensing Technician, Motor Vehicle Clerk, Motor Vehicle Inspector, Public Service Representative (PSR), Road Test Examiner, Transportation Services Representative (TSR)

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Compliance Officers is projected to grow 2 percent from 2018 to 2028, more slowly than average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 2.5%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #14 in job growth rate
  • 900

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #9 in net job growth
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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (6.3%)
  • Master's degree (18.5%)
  • Bachelor's degree (39.4%)
  • Associate's degree (9.1%)
  • Some college, no degree (16.9%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (8.7%)
  • Less than high school diploma (1%)

Percent of workers in this field

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • 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.
  • Speaking - 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.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • 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.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • 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.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Review license or permit applications.
  • Collect payments for goods or services.
  • Inform individuals or organizations of status or findings.
  • Administer personnel recruitment or hiring activities.
  • Examine financial records.
  • Advise others on legal or regulatory compliance matters.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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