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)
The State Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors was established to ensure high professional standards among alcohol and drug counselors which promotes quality treatment and rehabilitation services of substance abusers.
The primary responsibilities of the Board are to evaluate applicant qualifications, examine applicants, grant licenses to those who meet board requirements, investigate complaints, and take appropriate disciplinary action against licensees.
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=4350. 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.
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 has been or is likely to be abused or neglected or that a suspicious child death has occurred.
Future correspondence from the Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors 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.
How to apply for a license - The procedure for applying for a CADC, LADC, or CCS examination and/or license has changed. Please read the web pages and applications carefully. Remember, always refer to the laws and rules for the full list of requirements. Feel free to contact this office at 207-624-8674 or firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or assistance.
Notice of Agency Proposed Rulemaking
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
New Laws Effective September 19, 2019
Public Law Chapter 83 An Act to Clarify the Public Law Chapter 83 An Act to Clarify the Licensing of Certified Clinical Supervisors http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/getPDF.asp?paper=HP0191&item=3&snum=129
Public Law Chapter 317 An Act to Impose on Mental Health Professionals a Duty to Warn and Protect http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/getPDF.asp?paper=HP0211&item=3&snum=129
Public Law Chapter 165 An Act to Prohibit the Provision of Conversion Therapy to Minors by Certain Licensed Professionals http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/getPDF.asp?paper=HP0755&item=5&snum=129
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