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Maine Educational Opportunity Tax Credit

If you have earned a B.S. in Forestry at the University of Maine and are currently working in Maine, you can apply for the Maine Educational Opportunity Tax Credit as a person who has received a STEM degree (STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Math).  However, at this time, you will also need to submit a letter of support.  Below is a link to a letter that you can print in support of receiving the tax credit for a STEM degree.

Letter in Support for designating Forestry as a STEM program

Letter in support of designating Forest Operations, Bioproducts and Bioenergy as a STEM program

The Live and Work in Maine website is most helpful in explaining the tax break:

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Advance Work Credit Towards a Maine Forester’s License

If you want to get a Forester’s License in Maine, you can get work credit towards qualifying for a license while still a Forestry student by doing the following:

  1. Work under the supervision of a licensed forester.
  2. You and the supervising forester must register with the Board of Licensure of Foresters before your work begins. Download a registration form.
  3. Only work that occurs within 12 months of graduation will be counted.

This program will prepare students to be eligible for licensure within the State of Maine. Visit the UMS State Authorization & Licensure page to learn more about the licensure requirements in other states and territories, in addition to the contact information needed to inquire further into the licensure requirements associated with this program.