Maine Fuel 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 Maine Fuel Board will require licensees to use the online application system to apply for all licenses, exams, renewals, and permits. 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  
If you encounter difficulty in using the online application system, please reach out to inforME customer support at:


The Maine Fuel Board was established to oversee and protect the public through the regulation of propane and natural gas, oil and solid fuel burner technicians and related equipment in Maine.

The primary responsibilities of the Board are to examine and license qualified applicants for licensure in the categories of Master Oil Burner and/or Solid Fuel Technician, Journeyman Oil Burner and/or Solid Fuel Technician, Apprentice Oil Burner and/or Solid Fuel Technician, Propane and Natural Gas Technicians, Limited Propane Energy Auditors, Limited Oil Energy Auditors, Limited Tank Installers and Limited Wood Pellet Technicians; to establish and maintain required board standards for safety, to investigate all complaints of noncompliance or violations of board law or rules, and to recommend suspension or revocation or refuse to renew licenses after proper notice and hearing.


Staff Announcements:

The Board is soliciting comments from the public on proposed changes to Chapter 6, Adoption of Standards.  The proposed change would amend Table 12.9.1 of NFPA 54 (2021) as adopted by the Board.

Written comments will be considered if received no later than Friday, January 26, 2024 at 5 pm.  You may send your comment to Kristin Racine, OPOR Deputy Director, 35 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0035,

Proposed Amendment to Chapter 6 Adoption of Standards (PDF)


Changes to the Maine Fuel Board Rules Chapters 1 - 14

The Maine Fuel Board has adopted new revisions to Chapters 1-14 of its rules effective September 16th, 2023. The new version of these rules can be found within the Laws & Rules section of this page  Laws & Rules


Full Text of Chapters 1-14 (PDF)


Memorandum of Understanding for the Installation of Mini-Split Heat Pumps:

MOU Between the MFB and the EEB for the Installation of Mini-Split Heat Pump in One and Two Family Dwellings, and in Existing Multi-Family Dwellings with Electric Heat (PDF)

MOU Between the MFB and the EEB for the Installation, Service, and Repair of Hot Water, Steam, Warm Air Heating Systems and Water Heaters (PDF)

MOU Between the MFB and the PEB for the Installation of Hot Water or Steam and Warm Air Heating Systems, Radiation Supply and Return Connections (PDF)


New Fuel Gas Detection Law

For information on the fuel gas detection law that became effective 1/1/2022 please read the attached notice Gas Detection Law (PDF). The Maine Fuel Board does not have jurisdiction over this law. If you have any questions please contact the Fire Marshal's office at (207) 626-3870 or visit the State Fire Marshal's Office.


Free Code Update Training


Maine Fuel Board 2024 PHCC Expo PowerPoint Presentation

2024 Code Update PowerPoint (PDF)

Fuel Board Licensing FAQs (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, 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.


License Delivery

Licenses and other communications from the Maine Fuel 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*



Beginning January 1, 2020 all individuals for propane and natural gas licensure are first required to submit an examination application, receive board-approval to sit for examination, sit for and pass a Maine Fuel Board propane and gas examination prior to applying for a license pursuant to 32 M.R.S. § 18135(2).

Please note pursuant to Maine Fuel Board Rules Chapter 4, 4.13.2 “Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant together with any attachments.” Applicants cannot be considered for examination without a complete application including all CETP certificates and an Onboard Transcript detailing completion of the requisite modules.

Information and Resources

Examination Information

The Maine Fuel 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.

CETP Certification and Examination Requirements

All applications for examination as a propane and natural gas technician must be accompanied with the appropriate certificates and transcript. Please view the following curriculum map for certificate requisites for each authority: CETP CERTIFICATION INFORMATION (PDF)

License Descriptions

License descriptions and how to apply for a license

Veterans Preference Policy (adopted February 2017)


The Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation wants to make sure that individuals who have military experience and training and who wish to obtain an oil and solid fuel or propane and natural gas technician's license receive appropriate credit for their military training and experience. If you have military experience and training in the oil, solid fuel, propane and natural gas field and want to become licensed in Maine as a Master or Journeyman Oil and Solid Fuel Technician or a Propane and Natural Gas Technician, please contact Matt Kaply via email at by telephone at 207-624-8605 or email the office before submitting an application. We will explain the application process and assist you in preparing your application for licensure.

Pellet Authority Education Course and Test

Pellet Authority Education Course (PDF)

Pellet Authority Test and Application (PDF)


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

10 Day Notification

The Maine State Bureau of Identification contains an online site to provide electronic access to request criminal history records maintained by the Maine State Police, State Bureau of Identification. This records search will provide you with all conviction and adjudication information for crimes committed within the State of Maine that the Bureau of Identification currently has on record, as well as pending cases less than one year old.