Welcome to Delaware's Engineering Licensing Board

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Questions and Comments:

We welcome any questions. Please do not hesitate to call at 302-323-4588 between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM weekdays. You may also contact us by E-mail.

(Questions regarding the licensing of Land Surveryors should be referred to the Delaware Division of Professional Regulations, Dover, DE. Telephone number: 302-739-4522.)

News and Updates:

Our Certificate of Authorization Renewal period is open. All active Certificate of Authorizations need to be renewed prior to our September 30, 2020 deadline. If your firm is not currently offering or providing engineering services in Delaware, the Certificate of Authorization can be placed in Inactive status - this also needs to be done prior to September 30, 2020. 

Supporting documents can be sent electronically to office@dape.org. Please be sure PE seals are legible in scanned affidavits. 



The October PE Exam is scheduled in New Castle County on October 22 & 23 (an extra day has been scheduled to help with capacity restrictions). We plan to limit proctors to 4-hour shifts, and with two days, need many new volunteers this year. Please sign up here 

We'll have an online training for proctors closer to the exam date. 


Our application deadline for the October 22 & 23, 2020 pencil & paper PE exam (including decoupling candidates) was May 29, 2020.  In keeping with guidance from NCEES regarding COVID-19 safety precautions for the October 2020 exam administration, we will be limiting the number of examinees each day. More details can be found here

Candidates that are interested in taking the exam prior to the completion of your work experience requirement, also known as "Decoupling," should e-mail office@dape.org for further information. You'll need to apply for certification as an Engineer Intern. When your official transcripts are verified, you will be able to register for the exam on the NCEES website. 

Note: any degree that requires an NCEES credentials evaluation must be reviewed by our examining committee, which meets the last Wednesday of each month.  


The March 2020 Issue of the DAPE Newsletter is here.


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You can read DAPE's Forty-Seventh Annual Report here.