ATTENTION - IMPORTANT UPDATE:  

Given the COVID-19 health emergency, social distancing and other precautions in compliance with Maine CDC recommendations, we are restricting access to the Gardiner Annex of the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation to employees and contractors. For the safety of the public and our staff, we are requesting that all parties use our online, email or telephone services whenever possible to transact business, make inquiries or file complaints. During this time, we intend to continue to deliver high quality services to regulated entities and to the general public while focusing on delivering those services remotely.

 

 

In response to the rapidly changing health crisis, OPOR has decided for the safety of the public, our licensees and our staff to cancel all scheduled board meetings through April 30.   

 

Contact 211 Maine for answers to frequently asked questions on COVID-19:

 

Notice Regarding License Verification Requests

Effective March 1, 2019, the Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation (OPOR) will no longer issue paper license verifications. License verifications are available, free of charge, on OPOR’s official database, https://www.pfr.maine.gov/ALMSOnline/ALMSQuery/Welcome.aspx.This database is updated in real time as changes occur.The Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation considers this information to be a secure, primary source for license verification.

Future correspondence from the Board of Licensure for Architects, Landscape Architects and Interior Designers will be sent to you by email, so please be sure to keep your contact information current. Follow this link to verify your contact information.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT LICENSES ARE NOW DELIVERED VIA EMAIL - see below

How to apply for a license

 

What you can do with our online Licensing System:

 

Important Reminders

Office of Professional and Financial Regulation - Policy on Veterans Preference - Adopted February 2017

NOTICE CONCERNING DELIVERY OF ARCHITECT, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT AND INTERIOR DESIGN LICENSES
Architect, Landscape Architect and Interior Design licenses are now delivered to licensees via email. The email sender is displayed as “noreply@maine.gov” and the subject as “YOUR OFFICIAL (license type) LICENSE IS ATTACHED”. Paper licenses will NOT be mailed to licensees with an email address on file with the Board.
You have the opportunity to update your contact information when you renew your license online or you may update your email address and other contact information anytime here.

Interested in receiving informational notices and updates from the Board of Licensure for Architects, Landscape Architects and Interior Designers? Simply insert your email address in the box provided on the top, left side of this webpage to subscribe!

Architects, Landscape Architects, and Interior Designers are required to display their licensed status as "Maine Licensed Architect", "Maine Licensed Landscape Architect" or "Maine Certified Interior Designer" in all advertising, promotional materials, correspondence and business cards. Click here for more information.

10 day notification of convictions, discipline & material changes

Statutory Changes

Public Law 414 - An Act To Amend Procedures for the Licensing of Architects and Foresters - Effective 3/29/2016

Rule Changes

OPOR Fee Rule Chapter 10 - Effective December 25, 2019

 

Last Updated: March 24, 2020