Welcome to the website of the Office of Professional and Occupational 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
The Legislature finds the practice of athletic training affects the public health, safety, and welfare and is subject to regulation and control in the public interest. The purpose of regulating athletic trainers is to protect the public from unqualified athletic trainers and from unprofessional conduct by persons licensed to use the title "Athletic Trainer."
The primary responsibility of the Office is to review applicants for licensure for the practice of athletic training, as well as to compile and maintain current information on licensed Athletic Trainers in the State of Maine.
Notice Regarding License Verification Requests (PDF)
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?board=4391This 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 Athletic Trainers Program 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.
Features of our online Licensing System
TELEHEALTH: On June 21, 2021, the Governor signed LD 791, An Act Regarding Telehealth Regulations, into law as P.L. 2021, c. 291. This emergency legislation became effective immediately and authorizes licensees to provide services via telehealth, subject to all applicable laws and rules governing confidentiality, professional responsibility and standards of practice. The director will be adopting more specific rules governing telehealth services. Please use the “GET NOTIFIED” link below if you would like to be notified of proposed rulemaking and other news, information and updates. Notice of proposed rules will also be advertised in the Maine Secretary of State weekly rulemaking notice and in newspapers in the state, as well as posted on the Athletic Trainer Program’s webpage.
Notice of Agency Proposed Rulemaking - Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation Chapter 10 Establishment of License Fees (PDF)