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 homepage 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’s administrator. (Kristina.M.Halvorsen@maine.gov 207-624-8420)
Important Reminder to all Licensed Social Workers Regarding Continuing Education Requirements for Renewal of a License
Notice Regarding License Verification Requests
The Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation (OPOR) does not 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=4420. which is a secure, primary source for license verification. This database is updated in real time.
Are You a Mandated Reporter?
Maine law requires that medical, mental health and social services personnel immediately report or cause a report to be made to the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) when the provider knows or has reasonable cause to suspect that a child or an incapacitated or dependent adult has been or is likely to be abused or neglected or that a suspicious death (child or incapacitated adult) has occurred.
Future correspondence from the Board of Social Worker Licensure 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.