Welcome to the website of the Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation, an agency within the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation. We appreciate your visit to our homepage and we look forward to assisting you.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Staff of the Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation is temporarily displaced while the building located at 76 Northern Avenue in Gardiner, Maine is closed for remediation work. During this temporary displacement, only limited staff will be located at 221 State Street in Augusta, Maine so the best way to contact us to resolve your issues, answer your questions, and continue to deliver high-quality services to consumers and our licensees is by email or by phone or through our other online services.
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.
Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you.
The State Board of Funeral Services was established to protect the public through the regulation of the practice of funeral services in the State of Maine.
The primary responsibilities of the Board is to examine and license qualified applicants for licensure to practice funeral service, to inspect funeral establishments and to revoke or to refuse to renew any licenses after proper notice and hearing.
Notice Regarding Continuing Education Requirements (PDF)
Notice Regarding License Verification Requests (PDF)
Note: Correspondence from the Board of Funeral Service 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.
The amended version of Chapter 11, Annual Renewal; Continuing Education; Inactive Status; became effective January 22, 2023. Adopted Chapter 11 (PDF)
Chapter 12, Transportation of Human Remains; The Joint Standing Committee on Innovation, Development, Economic Advancement and Business will be holding a public hearing on Tuesday, February 28, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. in the Cross Building, Room 206 on L.D. 374 Bill “Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Chapter 12: Transportation of Human Remains (EMERGENCY). Chapter 12 (PDF) Join Hearing
NOTICE CONCERNING DELIVERY OF FUNERAL SERVICE LICENSES
Funeral Service 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.