Board of Examiners of Psychologists

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

Purpose

The State Board of Examiners of Psychologists was established to assure the citizens of the State of Maine of the highest standards of practice of psychology.

The primary responsibilities of the Board are to conduct examinations of candidates for licensure to practice psychology, to verify credentials of applicants, to license and renew upon documentation of continuing education activities, to conduct hearings and investigations upon receipt of complaints pertaining to psychology.

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=4410. 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.

Are You a Mandated Reporter?

Maine law requires that medical, mental health and social services personnel immediately report or cause a report to be made to the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) when the provider knows or has reasonable cause to suspect that a child or an incapacitated or dependent adult has been or is likely to be abused or neglected or that a suspicious death (child or incapacitated adult) has occurred.

Follow this link for more Mandated Reporter Information

New requirements for Domestic Violence training are posted in the "What's New" section below.

Future correspondence from the Board of Examiners of Psychologists 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.

What's New

Laws/Statutory

New Laws Effective September 19, 2019

Public Law Chapter 317 An Acto to Impose on Mental Health Professionals a Duty to Warn and Protect http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/getPDF.asp?paper=HP0211&item=3&snum=129 (PDF)

Public Law Chapter 165 An Acto to Prohibit the Provision of Conversion Therapy to Minors by Certain Licensed Professionals http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/getPDF.asp?paper=HP0755&item=5&snum=129 (PDF)

Domestic Violence Training

Statutory Changes