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The State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers was established in 1935 to protect the public through the regulation of the practice of engineering in the State of Maine by establishing and maintaining professional standards. The Board is made up of seven members appointed by the Governor. Six of the board members must be professional engineers and one must be a representative of the public. Each engineer member must have been engaged in the practice of professional engineering for at least twelve years and must have been in responsible charge of engineering work for at least five years. Nominees for appointment may be recommended to the Governor by representative engineering societies in the State.
The Board is responsible for:
- Licensing Professional Engineers practicing in Maine
- Certifying Engineer-Interns in Maine
- Maintaining a roster of Professional Engineers and Engineer-Interns
- Investigating complaints against licensees
- Conducting hearings
- Establishing and maintaining the standards of the profession
The Board is supported entirely by fees charged to its licensees and receives no general fund tax dollars.