Maine Fuel Board

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.

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

Purpose

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.

Updated Guidance and Retiring of Covid-19 Prevention Checklists, May 26, 2021 (PDF)

Notice Regarding License Verification Requests (PDF)

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.

2020 GAS EXAMINATION REQUIRED FOR ALL APPLICANTS

Beginning January 1, 2020 all individuals for propane and natural gas licensure are first required to apply for, receive board-approval, sit for and pass a Maine Fuel Board propane and gas examination prior to applying for a license.

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

Examination Information

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)

PHCC Maine Fuel Board Powerpoint Presentations

2019 Code Review (PDF)

License Delivery

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 noreply@maine.gov.*

License Descriptions

License descriptions and how to apply for a license

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 Catherine Carroll via email at catherine.m.carroll@maine.gov 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

Pellet Authority Education Course (PDF)

Pellet Authority Test and Application (PDF)

Information about the Electrical Installation for
Mini-Split Heat Pumps

Consumer Information about the Electrical Installation for Mini-Split Heat Pumps (PDF)

Installers Information about the Electrical Installation for Mini-Split Heat Pumps (PDF)

Memorandum of Understanding for the Installation of Mini-Split Heat Pumps

Click here for the Memorandum of Understanding Document (PDF)

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

10 Day Notification

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.

Laws and Rules

Current pdf copy of Maine Fuel Board laws and rules (PDF)

List of Fuel Dealers registered to offer pre-paid home heating contracts (PDF)

Rulemaking

Notice of Agency proposed rulemaking - Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation, Chapter 10 - Establishment of License Fees (PDF)

Informational