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 Maine Fuel Board will require licensees to use the online application system to apply for all licenses, exams, renewals, and permits. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Maine Fuel Board was established to oversee and protect the public through the regulation of propane and natural gas, oil and solid fuel burner technicians and related equipment in Maine.
The primary responsibilities of the Board are to examine and license qualified applicants for licensure in the categories of Master Oil Burner and/or Solid Fuel Technician, Journeyman Oil Burner and/or Solid Fuel Technician, Apprentice Oil Burner and/or Solid Fuel Technician, Propane and Natural Gas Technicians, Limited Propane Energy Auditors, Limited Oil Energy Auditors, Limited Tank Installers and Limited Wood Pellet Technicians; to establish and maintain required board standards for safety, to investigate all complaints of noncompliance or violations of board law or rules, and to recommend suspension or revocation or refuse to renew licenses after proper notice and hearing.
The Board is soliciting comments from the public on proposed changes to Chapter 6, Adoption of Standards. The proposed change would amend Table 12.9.1 of NFPA 54 (2021) as adopted by the Board.
Written comments will be considered if received no later than Friday, January 26, 2024 at 5 pm. You may send your comment to Kristin Racine, OPOR Deputy Director, 35 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0035, email@example.com.
Changes to the Maine Fuel Board Rules Chapters 1 - 14
The Maine Fuel Board has adopted new revisions to Chapters 1-14 of its rules effective September 16th, 2023. The new version of these rules can be found within the Laws & Rules section of this page Laws & Rules
Memorandum of Understanding for the Installation of Mini-Split Heat Pumps:
New Fuel Gas Detection Law
For information on the fuel gas detection law that became effective 1/1/2022 please read the attached notice Gas Detection Law (PDF). The Maine Fuel Board does not have jurisdiction over this law. If you have any questions please contact the Fire Marshal's office at (207) 626-3870 or visit the State Fire Marshal's Office.
Free Code Update Training
Maine Fuel Board 2023 PHCC Expo PowerPoint Presentation
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=4320.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 Maine Fuel 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.*
2020 GAS EXAMINATION REQUIRED FOR ALL APPLICANTS
Beginning January 1, 2020 all individuals for propane and natural gas licensure are first required to submit an examination application, receive board-approval to sit for examination, sit for and pass a Maine Fuel Board propane and gas examination prior to applying for a license pursuant to 32 M.R.S. § 18135(2).
Please note pursuant to Maine Fuel Board Rules Chapter 4, 4.13.2 “Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant together with any attachments.” Applicants cannot be considered for examination without a complete application including all CETP certificates and an Onboard Transcript detailing completion of the requisite modules.
Information and Resources
The Maine Fuel Board 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.
CETP Certification and Examination Requirements
All applications for examination as a propane and natural gas technician must be accompanied with the appropriate certificates and transcript. Please view the following curriculum map for certificate requisites for each authority: CETP CERTIFICATION INFORMATION (PDF)
Veterans Preference Policy (adopted February 2017)
MILITARY EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
The Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation wants to make sure that individuals who have military experience and training and who wish to obtain an oil and solid fuel or propane and natural gas technician's license receive appropriate credit for their military training and experience. If you have military experience and training in the oil, solid fuel, propane and natural gas field and want to become licensed in Maine as a Master or Journeyman Oil and Solid Fuel Technician or a Propane and Natural Gas Technician, please contact Matt Kaply via email at email@example.com by telephone at 207-624-8605 or email the office before submitting an application. We will explain the application process and assist you in preparing your application for licensure.
Pellet Authority Education Course and Test
Requirement to Report Convictions and Changes of Contact Information Within 10 Days of the Occurrence
The Maine State Bureau of Identification contains an online site to provide electronic access to request criminal history records maintained by the Maine State Police, State Bureau of Identification. This records search will provide you with all 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.
- State of Maine Fuel Inspector County Assignments (PDF)
- Oil and/or Solid Fuel Apprentice Renewals - If you are a licensed apprentice, you will not be able to renew your license if you do not have a supervising master on file. It is the Master's responsibility to notify the Board when they become your supervising Master and when they cease to provide supervision to you. Click HERE to complete an online Master Supervision Notification Form and choose the option "Notification of Master Supervision/Nonsupervision".
- Chimney or Fireplace Disclosure Form (PDF)