Board of Licensure of Foresters

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 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, 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.


What's New


Forester Law effective April 1, 2015


OPOR Fee Rule Chapter 10 - Effective December 25, 2019 (PDF)


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

10 day notification of convictions, discipline & material changes


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

Forester licenses are now delivered to licensees via email. The email sender is displayed as “” 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!

Forester License Examination (effective April 1, 2015)

Registration of Unlicensed Individuals (PDF)

List of Foresters Supervising Unlicensed Individuals

Liquidation Harvesting Rules