Electricians' Examining Board

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.

Beginning on January 1, 2024, the Electricians' Examining Board will require licensees to use the online application system to apply for all permits, 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

If you need password assistance, please contact staff at electrician.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


The Electricians' Examining Board was established to protect the public from hazards arising from the use of electricity for light, heat, power and other purposes through the regulation of electricians in Maine.

The primary responsibility of the Board is to ensure the competency of electricians through examination; to issue licenses to those qualified to hold the title of Master electrician, Journeyman electrician, Limited electrician, Apprentice electrician, Journeyman-in-training electrician or Helper electrician; to investigate complaints of noncompliance with or violations of the law and board rules; and to issue permits.

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 manager. 

Staff Announcements

Notice of the adoption of Chapter 120 (2023 NEC)

All installations of electrical equipment commencing on or after July 1, 2024 must comply with the 2023 National Electrical Code as adopted by the Board in this Chapter, as well as with all applicable statutes or rules of the State and this Board and all applicable ordinances, orders, rules and regulations of local municipalities.

The Board hereby adopts and incorporates into this chapter by reference the NFPA standard 70, National Electrical Code (2023 edition), Copyright © 2022 National Fire Protection Association, subject to the amendments and exclusions indicated in chapter 120 of Board rule.

Board rules 

Notice Regarding License Verification Requests

License verifications is available at no charge by visiting Electricians Examining Board online licensing portal. OPOR does not issue paper license verifications. 

Licenses and other communications from the Electricians' Examining Board 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.

*Depending on your email security settings communications from the board, including licenses, may be directed to your junk/spam folders. Please be sure to check these folders for board communications from noreply@maine.gov.*

How to apply for a license





Information and Resources

Examination Information Bulletin

The Electricians' Examining Board 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.

2024 Electrical Inspector Jurisdiction Map

Territory Map

Code Decisions from the Senior Electrical Inspector (02/06/2024)

Grounding of Solar Tracking Systems (PDF)

Solar Field/Farm Signing of Certificates of Completion (PDF)

Solar Disconnects (PDF) Updated

GFCI Protection of Electric Ranges (PDF)

Availability of Metering and Service Equipment (PDF)

Notice to Central Maine Power, Versant Power, Houlton Water, Eastern Maine Electric Co-op, Madison Electric and all other utilities (PDF)

Streetlight Installation/Replacement Advisory

Municipally Owned Streetlight Installation/Replacement Advisory (PDF)

Other important information below.

Lighting Retrofits Require an Electrical Permit

Permit Requirements for Lighting Retrofits (PDF)

Electrical Wiring of Medical Marijuana Facilities

Electrical Wiring of Medical Marijuana Facilities (PDF)

Clarification of Incidental Work

Clarification of Incidental Work (PDF)

Common 2020 National Electrical Code Violations

Common 2020 National Electrical Code and Electricians Law Violations (PDF)

Memorandum of Understanding for the Installation of Mini Split Heat Pumps

Memorandum of Understanding for Installation of Mini Split Heat Pumps (PDF)

2020 Approved Provider(s) for NEC Courses

On the next page, scroll to the bottom of the page and choose the option "Search Courses" and on the following page in the "In Content Area" box choose either 15-hour NEC code update course or 45-hour NEC code update course.

Electrical Permits

Easy, Fast, and Convenient Applications - File Online!

All Electrical Permit Applications must be applied for electronically:

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Requirement to Report Convictions and Changes of Contact Information Within 10 Days of the Occurrence

10 Day Notification

Continuing Education Agreement between the states of Maine & Massachusetts

Effective April 21, 2017 (PDF)