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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 Maine State Board for Licensure of Architects, Landscape Architects and Interior Designers was established to protect the public and maintain high professional standards through examination and licensure of persons who wish to practice architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design in the State of Maine.
The primary responsibilities of the Board are to identify qualified applicants for licensure, to issue licenses and renewals to applicants who have met licensure requirements and to promulgate rules as necessary to establish standards and verify qualifications of applicants for licensure.
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=4140, by doing a search on your own name. 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.
PLEASE NOTE THAT LICENSES ARE NOW DELIVERED VIA EMAIL - How to apply for a license
NOTICE CONCERNING DELIVERY OF ARCHITECT, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT AND INTERIOR DESIGN LICENSES
Architect, Landscape Architect and Interior Design 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 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. Display of Legend (PDF)
10 day notification of convictions, discipline & material changes
Pursuant to Title 10, §8003-G:
All licensees and applicants for licensure to report in writing to the office no later than 10 days after the change or event, as the case may be:
a. Change of name or address;
b. Criminal conviction;
c. Revocation, suspension, or other disciplinary action taken in this or any other jurisdiction against any occupational or professional license held by the applicant or licensee; or
d. Any material change in the conditions or qualifications set forth in the original application for licensure submitted to the office.
FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE 10-DAY NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENT MAY RESULT IN SANCTIONS AGAINST YOUR LICENSE.