The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles will add five new driver license examiner graduates to five driver license offices this week, including Smithfield.
Following graduation from DMV’s Basic Examiner Training School on Friday, April 13, the examiners will begin work at area offices on Monday, April 16.
The examiners graduated following six weeks of intensive classroom study at the N.C. Justice Academy in Salemburg. They will take applications for learner permits, driver licenses, REAL ID and basic identification cards using modernized systems that create counterfeit-proof documents that protect against identity theft. They will also conduct road tests for new drivers.
“We are very excited to have these five graduates at offices across North Carolina to serve the people of this great state,” said DMV Assistant Field Services Director Robert Quinn. “They are part of a team of over 500 driver license examiners who provide driving privileges and identity protection to nearly 9,000 customers per day.”
The new examiners and their duty stations are: Gwendolyn Hall and Michelle Montgomery, Fuquay-Varina; Kimberly Hatstat, Asheville; Walter Law III, Smithfield; and John McKinney, Shelby.