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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 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