Welcome to the website of the Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation (OPOR), an agency within the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation. We appreciate your visit to our site and we look forward to assisting you. OPOR’s Gardiner office is open to the public from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. While you are welcome to visit our offices, for faster service, we encourage you to take advantage of our many online services.
To ensure that someone is available to assist you, we recommend that you schedule an appointment in advance.Please contact us by email or by phone or through our other online services, and we will assist you. After making an appointment, click on this link for directions.
You may follow this link to the Secretary of State's office to view a list of board members. Members of the public should not contact board members with questions or comments. All questions, comments or any other board-related matters must be directed to the Board Staff; (207) 624-8624
The Nursing Home Administrators Licensing Board was established to ensure that qualified applicants for licensure of administrators meet the necessary standards to be qualified and responsible for the general administration of a facility other than a hospital.
The primary responsibilities of the Board is to examine and license qualified applicants for licensure by ensuring that minimum core competency standards for general administration of a nursing home facility have been met, to revoke or to refuse to renew any licenses after proper notice and hearing.
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=4290. 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.
Future correspondence from the Nursing Home Administrators Licensing 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.
New Laws Effective October 18, 2021
Public Law Chapter 167 – An Act to Facilitate licensure for credentialed individuals in other jurisdictions
Public Law Chapter 290 – An Act Regarding Remote Participation in Public Proceedings
Public Law Chapter 291 – An act regarding Telehealth Regulations
NOTICE CONCERNING DELIVERY OF NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATOR LICENSES
Nursing Home Administrator licenses are now delivered to licensees via email. The email sender is displayed as "firstname.lastname@example.org" and the subject as "YOUR OFFICIAL (license type) LICENSE IS ATTACHED". Paper licenses will NOT be mailed to licensees with an email address on file with the Board.
You have the opportunity to update your contact information when you renew your license online or you may update your email address and other contact information anytime here.