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 issue, answer your questions, and continue to deliver high-quality services to consumers and our licensees is by email or by phone or though our online services.
Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you.
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. (Catherine.Pendergast@maine.gov 207-624-8518)
The Maine State Board for Licensure of Architects, Landscape Architects and Interior Designers was established to protect the public and maintain high professional standards through examination and licensure of persons who wish to practice architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design in the State of Maine.
The primary responsibilities of the Board are to identify qualified applicants for licensure, to issue licenses and renewals to applicants who have met licensure requirements and to promulgate rules as necessary to establish standards and verify qualifications of applicants for licensure.
Updated Guidance and Retiring of Covid-19 Prevention Checklists (PDF)
Notice of Scam Targeting Licensees (PDF)
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING LICENSE VERIFICATION REQUESTS (PDF)
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=4140, by doing a search on your own name. 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.
Future correspondence from the Board of Licensure for Architects, Landscape Architects and Interior Designers 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.
PLEASE NOTE THAT LICENSES ARE NOW DELIVERED VIA EMAIL - How to apply for a license
Proposed Rulemaking - Chapter 10 - Definitions; Chapter 12 - Licensure of Architects; Chapter 13 - Licensure of Landscape Architects; Chapter 17 - Grounds for Disciplinary Action; Chapter 18 - Documentation and Repeal Chapter 15 - Application for Licensure and Chapter 19 - Incorporation by Reference.
Adopted Rule effective March 5, 2023 to implement a pathway for licensure by endorsement pursuant to Public Law 2021, Chapter 167 An Act to Facilitate Licensure for Credentialed Individuals from Other Jurisdictions. Chapter 12-A Licensure by Endorsement - Architects
Office of Professional and Financial Regulation - Policy on Veterans Preference - Adopted February 2017 (PDF)
NOTICE CONCERNING DELIVERY OF ARCHITECT, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT AND INTERIOR DESIGN LICENSES
Architect, Landscape Architect and Interior Design 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.
Interested in receiving informational notices and updates from the Board of Licensure for Architects, Landscape Architects and Interior Designers? Simply insert your email address in the box provided on the top, left side of this webpage to subscribe!
Architects, Landscape Architects, and Interior Designers are required to display their licensed status as "Maine Licensed Architect", "Maine Licensed Landscape Architect" or "Maine Certified Interior Designer" in all advertising, promotional materials, correspondence and business cards. Display of Legend (PDF)
10 day notification of convictions, discipline & material changes
Pursuant to Title 10, §8003-G:
All licensees and applicants for licensure to report in writing to the office no later than 10 days after the change or event, as the case may be:
a. Change of name or address;
b. Criminal conviction;
c. Revocation, suspension, or other disciplinary action taken in this or any other jurisdiction against any occupational or professional license held by the applicant or licensee; or
d. Any material change in the conditions or qualifications set forth in the original application for licensure submitted to the office.
FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE 10-DAY NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENT MAY RESULT IN SANCTIONS AGAINST YOUR LICENSE.
OPOR Fee Rule Chapter 10 - Effective December 25, 2019 (PDF)