Welcome to the website of the Office of Professional and Financial Regulation, an agency within the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation. We appreciate your visit to our homepage and we look forward to assisting you.


Although our building in Gardiner, Maine is not open to the public due to the COVID-19 health emergency, our staff remains available to resolve your complaints, answer your questions, and continue to deliver high-quality services to consumers and regulated industries.


Please contact us by email or by phone or through our other online services, and we will assist you. Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you.


The staff of the Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation



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.



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

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: April 27, 2020