Board of Occupational Therapy Practice

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 site 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 Staff; (207) 624-8624


The Board of Occupational Therapy Practice was established to protect the public through the regulation of the practice of occupational therapy in Maine.

The primary responsibilities of the Board is to examine and license qualified applicants, to promulgate rules defining qualifications and professional standards of practitioners, to investigate complaints against licensees and to take appropriate disciplinary action against noncompliance with its statute and rules.


Notice Regarding License Verification Requests

License verifications is available at no charge by visiting Board of Occupational Therapy Practice online licensing portal. OPOR does not issue paper license verifications.

Note: Correspondence from the Board of Occupational Therapy 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.

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 an incapacitated or dependent adult has been or is likely to be abused or neglected or that a suspicious incapacitated or dependent adult death has occurred - MRS § 22 c 958-A 

Public Law 2023 c. 36 LD 35 which was signed into law April 23, 2023, "An Act to Establish Adult Protective Services Training Requirements for Professionals Mandated to report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation to Enhance Protection of Incapacitated and Dependent Adults" now requires mandated reporter training at least once every four years.

DHHS Mandated Reporter for Adult Protective Services (APS) Training Module Website


What's New

Rulemaking Information

AMENDMENT TO OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY STATUTES:  Please use the “GET NOTIFIED” link if you would like to be notified of proposed rulemaking and other board news, information and updates.  Notice of proposed rules will also be advertised in the Maine Secretary of State weekly rulemaking notice and in newspapers in the state, as well as posted on the board’s webpage.


2021 Public Law Chapter 324 (LD 31) "An Act to Adopt the Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact" (PDF)

           The Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact allows eligible licensed occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants an alternative method for providing services in other member states. If you are interested in learning more about the OT Compact please use the following link:

For information on rulemaking efforts involving The Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact please use the following link:

The Occupational Therapy Compact Commission (OTCC) welcomes your public comments regarding the “Draft OTCC Rule on FBI CBC.” Please click the link for instructions regarding how to submit your public comments. The draft rule is attached to the instructions.

The public comment period is from May 1 – May 30, 2024. Please submit comments by 4:00p.m. CST on Thursday, May 30, 2024.

*FBI CBC = Federal Bureau of Investigations Criminal Background Checks

Board Notices

Occupational Therapy licenses are now delivered to licensees via email. The email sender is displayed as "" 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.