Welcome to the website of the Office of Professional and Financial 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


Notice Regarding License Verification Requests

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.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.


Licenses and other communications from the Electricians' Examining Board 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.

*Depending on your email security settings communications from the board, including licenses, may be directed to your junk/spam folders. Please be sure to check these folders for board communications from noreply@maine.gov.*

Features of our online Licensing System




How to apply for a license



The Board's current intent is to adopt and make effective the 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC), Board Rules, Chapter 120, no sooner than January 1, 2021


Examination Information Bulletin

The Electricians' Examining Board has contracted with PROV, Inc. to provide its examinations for approved candidates. The Candidate Information Bulletin helps explain the rules and processes candidates will need to undertake to complete the testing requirements for their professional licenses.
List of Towns that issue Electrical Permits (Effective 10/2019) PERMITS - Towns that issue their own (PDF)
Streetlight Installation/Replacement Advisory Municipally Owned Streetlight Installation/Replacement Advisory
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 electricians license receive appropriate credit for their military training and experience. If you have military experience and training in the electrical field and want to become licensed in Maine as a Master, Journeyman or Limited Electrician, please contact Bob LeClair via email at robert.v.leclair@maine.gov by telephone at 207-624-8678 or email the office before submitting an application. We will explain the application process and assist you in preparing your application for licensure. Please also see our Veterans Preference Policy, adopted by the Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation, February 2017.

Click HERE for information specific to military qualifications.

Electrical Inspector Jurisdiction Map Map- Effective August 2017 (PDF)
License Reciprocity Information Reciprocity License Application Instructions (PDF)
Lighting Retrofits Require an Electrical Permit Permit Requirements for Lighting Retrofits (PDF)
Electrical Wiring of Medical Marijuana Facilities Electrical Wiring of Medical Marijuana Facilities (PDF)
Clarification of Incidental Work Clarification of Incidental Work (PDF)
Common 2017 National Electrical Code Violations Common 2017 National Electrical Code and Electricians Law Violations (PDF)
Memorandum of Understanding for the Installation of Mini Split Heat Pumps

Memorandum of Understanding for Installation of Mini Split Heat Pumps (PDF)

2017 Approved Provider(s) for NEC Courses On the next page, scroll to the bottom of the page and choose the option "Search Courses" and on the following page in the "In Content Area" box choose either 15-hour NEC code update course or 45-hour NEC code update course.
Electrical Permits Easy, Fast, and Convenient Applications - File Online!

All Electrical Permit Applications must be applied for electronically:

Apply Online Now

Requirement to Report Convictions and Changes of Contact Information Within 10 Days of the Occurrance

10 Day Notification

The Maine State Bureau of Identification contains an online site to provide electronic access to request criminal history record maintained by the Maine State Police, State Bureau of Identification. This records search will provide you with all the conviction and adjudication information for crimes committed within the State of Maine that the Bureau of Identification currently has on record, as well as pending cases less than one year old.

Laws and Rules

New Law Takes Effect June 10, 2019

Public Law Chapter 261 (LD1240) An Act To Provide Career and Technical Training Options for Electricians

Below is a summary of the new law.  Please read the full text of the new law.

  • Graduates from a secondary school career and technical education electrical program are qualified to sit for the journeyman electrician examination and are credited 1,000 hours in the field of electrical installations toward the requisite 8,000 hours to become licensed.
Rulemaking Notice of Agency proposed rulemaking - Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation, Chapter 10 - Establishment of License Fees
Continuing Education Reciprocity Agreement between the states of Maine & Massachusetts Effective April 21, 2017 (PDF)


Last Updated: May 5, 2020