The State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers was established in 1935 to protect the public by regulating professional engineering in Maine.
- There are 7 board members who serve staggered 5-year terms:
- The Governor appoints 5 professional engineers who must each have at least 12 years of engineering work experience
- The Chief Engineer of MaineDOT sits on the board ex officio (while they hold that position)
- The Governor appoints 1 member of the public to represent Maine citizens
- Board responsibilities:
- License Professional Engineers
- Certify Engineer-Interns
- Establish and maintain professional standards
- Maintain a public roster of licensees
- Investigate complaints
- Hold public meetings
- Conduct hearings as necessary
The Board is supported entirely by licensure fees and receives no funding from taxes.