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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:

In keeping with Governor Carney's latest State of Emergency declaration, DAPE Staff is trying to work remotely as much as possible. The best way to reach us currently is via email: office@dape.org. If you have trouble uploading documents such as an affidavit, please use this email. We will not be available to sign for deliveries, so US mail is recommended for payments by check and documents such as embossed seal impressions.


While our downloadable forms have not been updated yet to reflect this, we are temporarily suspending the requirement for application affidavits to be notarized. 


The March 2020 Issue of the DAPE Newsletter is here.


The April 17-18 PE/SE Exam administration has been cancelled.  Additionally, all Pearson Vue test centers will be closed for 30 days (until April 16, 2020).  NCEES is working with NCEES in regards to rescheduling and other issues.  Visit the NCEES website for updates: https://ncees.org/covid-19/





DAPE is offering its members the opportunity to participate in an ETHICS WEBINAR on Thursday May 14, 2020 (8:30 – 11:30 a.m.). Presenter Nadine Nasser Donovan, Esq. from SEAK, Inc. will be covering the following topics:

  • Ethics and the Law of Negligence and Professional Negligence
  • Ethic Issues for Consulting Professional Engineers
  • Professional Liability Insurance

Remember, before you can renew your license (our renewal window will be open between May 1, 2020 and June 30, 2020), you must meet your CPC requirements, including between 3-6 hours of training in the area of professional ethics for engineers.

Email kathy@dape.org to reserve your seat for May 14 by April 21. Registrants will receive instructional materials and a link to participate. Registration is limited to 400 participants. 


Our PE renewal window will open May 1. All Delaware PEs need to renew their license by June 30, 2020. 


While we accept applications year-round, we recommend that you submit your application by May 29, 2020 if you are hoping to be approved for the October 23, 2020 pencil & paper PE exam (December 2, 2019 was the deadline for the April 17, 2020 exam - this includes decoupling candidates). 

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. The NCEES registration deadline is February 20 at 3:00 PM. 

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


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