About Us

The State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers was established in 1935 to protect the public by regulating professional engineering in Maine.

  • There are 7 board members who serve staggered 5-year terms:
  • The Governor appoints 5 professional engineers who must each have at least 12 years of engineering work experience
  • The Chief Engineer of MaineDOT sits on the board ex officio (while they hold that position)
  • The Governor appoints 1 member of the public to represent Maine citizens
  • Board responsibilities:
    • License Professional Engineers
    • Certify Engineer-Interns
    • Establish and maintain professional standards
    • Maintain a public roster of licensees
    • Investigate complaints
    • Hold public meetings
    • Conduct hearings as necessary

The Board is supported entirely by licensure fees and receives no funding from taxes.