Licensing specialists may work for local, state, or federal government agencies which issue licenses to the public, and they may also work for private companies or corporations, such as financial institutions, to keep track of their employees’ licensing requirements (e.g., series 7’s or 6’s certification). They are responsible for guiding employees on how to obtain required professional licenses, and they may coordinate classes for employees to prepare for their exams to obtain these licenses.
Licensing specialists may need to keep track of employees’ licenses to make sure they are current, and they must be familiar with all government regulations (local, state, federal) related to issuing and obtaining licenses. Those who work for companies that require licenses may need to prepare regulatory filings and applications and submit electronic filings, and they may also correspond with government agencies for clarification on certain requirements or other matters related to obtaining licenses for their companies or employees. They must always stay up-to-date with rules and regulations relevant to obtaining or maintaining licenses and they may need to maintain files of resource documents, such as copies of current regulations, employees’ licensing applications, and other relevant materials.
Employers generally prefer candidates who have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, while some consider candidates who have relevant work experience in place of a degree. They should be able to use job-specific software and Microsoft Office programs, and interpersonal and communication skills are also important.
Licensing Specialist Tasks
Research and document required operational licenses for company.
Assist in resolving licensing issues as needed.
Monitor, process and document licenses and license renewals.
Complete business license applications and gather required supporting documents and signatures.