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.
Beginning on January 1, 2024, the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Program will require licensees to use the online application system to apply for all licenses, exams and renewals. Using the online system allows staff to process applications more quickly and efficiently. This will decrease wait times and will allow applicants to track the status of their applications.
As a result of this change, after January 1, 2024, applications received by fax, mail or email will not be processed and will not be returned to the applicant.
The link to our online application portal can be found below
If you need password assistance, please contact staff at email@example.com.
If you encounter difficulty in using the online application system, please reach out to informe customer support at: https://www.maine.gov/informe/about/support.html
The Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Program was established to preserve and protect the health of the people of the State of Maine by insuring the safe construction, installation, alteration, repair, use and operation of boilers and pressure vessels in the State of Maine
The primary responsibilities of the Program are to evaluate qualifications of applicants, to administer examinations of applicants, to grant licenses to those who meet board requirements, investigate complaints and take appropriate disciplinary action.
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=4520.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.
Examination Information Bulletin
The Maine Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Program has contracted with PROV, Inc. to provide its examinations for approved candidates. The Candidate Information Bulletin (PDF) helps explain the rules and processes candidates will need to undertake to complete the testing requirements for their professional licenses.
Veterans Preference Policy (adopted February 2017)
The Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation wants to make sure that individuals who have military experience and training and who wish to obtain a stationary steam engineer or boiler operator license receive appropriate credit for their military training and experience. If you have boiler operator military experience and training and want to become licensed in Maine as a stationary steam engineer or boiler operator, please contact Catherine Carroll (207-624-8605) or email the office before submitting an application.
Laws & Rules
None at this time