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.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Staff of the Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation is temporarily displaced while the building located at 76 Northern Avenue in Gardiner, Maine is closed for remediation work. During this temporary displacement, only limited staff will be located at 221 State Street in Augusta, Maine so the best way to contact us to resolve your issue, answer your questions, and continue to deliver high-quality services to consumers and our licensees is by email or by phone or though our online services.
Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you.
You may follow this link to the Secretary of State's office to view a list of board members. Members of the public should not contact board members with questions or comments. All questions, comments or any other board-related matters must be directed to the Board’s administrator. (Catherine.Pendergast@maine.gov 207-624-8518)
The Board of Licensure of Foresters was established to protect the public from unqualified practitioners through the regulation of the practice of forestry in the State of Maine and to insure proper management of forest resources in the State.
The primary responsibility of the Board is to insure the competency of foresters through examination; to issue licenses to those qualified to hold the title of Forester; to investigate complaints of noncompliance with or violations of the law and board rules.
Updated Guidance and Retiring of Covid-19 Prevention Checklists (PDF)
Notice of Scam Targeting Licensees (PDF)
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=4250. 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 of Foresters 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
Notice of Agency Rulemaking Proposal:
Chapter 70-A: Licensure by Endorsement (new)
Chapter 70: Qualifications for a Forester License (amended)
Chapter 100: Code of Ethics (repeal and replace)
10 day notification of convictions, discipline & material changes
Office of Professional and Financial Regulation - Policy on Veterans Preference - Adopted February 2017 (PDF)
NOTICE CONCERNING DELIVERY OF FORESTER LICENSES
Forester licenses are now delivered to licensees via email. The email sender is displayed as “firstname.lastname@example.org” 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 of Foresters? Simply insert your email address in the box provided on the top, right side of this webpage to subscribe!
Registration of Unlicensed Individuals (PDF)
List of Foresters Supervising Unlicensed Individuals