Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Program

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
Beginning on January 1, 2024, the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Program will require licensees to use the online application system to apply for all licenses, exams and renewals. Using the online system allows staff to process applications more quickly and efficiently. This will decrease wait times and will allow applicants to track the status of their applications.

As a result of this change, after January 1, 2024, applications received by fax, mail or email will not be processed and will not be returned to the applicant.

The link to our online application portal can be found below
https://www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/professions/boiler-pressure-vessel-safety-program/licensing

If you need password assistance, please contact staff at boilers.board@maine.gov.  
If you encounter difficulty in using the online application system, please reach out to informe customer support at: https://www.maine.gov/informe/about/support.html

Purpose

The Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Program was established to preserve and protect the health of the people of the State of Maine by insuring the safe construction, installation, alteration, repair, use and operation of boilers and pressure vessels in the State of Maine

The primary responsibilities of the Program are to evaluate qualifications of applicants, to administer examinations of applicants, to grant licenses to those who meet board requirements, investigate complaints and take appropriate disciplinary action.

Updated Guidance and Retiring of Covid-19 Prevention Checklists, May 26, 2021 (PDF)

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=4520.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.

NO MORE PAPER RENEWAL REMINDERS - WATCH FOR EMAIL REMINDERS INSTEAD (PDF)

10 Day Notification Requirement

Whats New

Examination Information Bulletin

The Maine Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Program has contracted with PROV, Inc. to provide its examinations for approved candidates. The Candidate Information Bulletin (PDF) helps explain the rules and processes candidates will need to undertake to complete the testing requirements for their professional licenses.

Update on Physical Testing Locations.

 

Veterans Preference Policy (adopted February 2017)

OPOR Veterans Preference Policy (PDF)

The Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation wants to make sure that individuals who have military experience and training and who wish to obtain a stationary steam engineer or boiler operator license receive appropriate credit for their military training and experience. If you have boiler operator military experience and training and want to become licensed in Maine as a stationary steam engineer or boiler operator, please contact Catherine Carroll (207-624-8605) or email the office before submitting an application.

Click HERE for information specific to military qualifications.

Laws & Rules

Boiler & Pressure Vessel Safety Program Laws & Rules (PDF)

Rulemaking

The Maine Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Program is soliciting public comment on proposed rules.  The proposed rulemaking will entirely replace the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Program’s current rules.  The main purpose of this rulemaking is to update outdated references (the regulatory agency is administered as a program through the Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation and not through a licensing board) and to adopt updated safety codes and standards. 

Comments must be received no later than Friday, June 21, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.  Comments may be submitted in writing to Kristin Racine, Deputy Director, Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation, 35 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0035, kristin.racine@maine.gov, tel: (207) 624-8615, TTY users call Maine Relay 711.

For copies of the rulemaking forms and the proposed rules, please click here.

 

Informational

Low Pressure Boiler Inspection Issues (PDF)

Boiler/Pressure Vessel Owner Forms

Manufacturer's/Installing Contractor's Report CSD-1 (PDF)

Power Boiler Registration Form (PDF)

Boiler-Pressure Vessel Registration Form (PDF)

Variance Form (PDF)

Report of Field Installed Mechanically Assembled Piping (PDF)

Directory of Manufacturers & R Stamp Firm