Welcome to Delaware's Engineering Licensing Board

General information about DAPE and engineering in Delaware:

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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:

NOTE: Registration for this forum is full. We will be recording the session and will share details on how to access the recording after the event. 

Join DAPE for our technical forum to discuss overlapping practice issues between Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors. This webinar will take place Tuesday May 18, 2021 from 9:00AM to 11:00 AM (attendees will receive 2PDHs – 1 ethics, 1 technical). 


The deadline for candidates (including decoupling candidates) that are interested in taking the October 2021 PE exam is June 1, 2021, to allow for time to process and review your application. 

Be sure to check the NCEES website for COVID-related news, which may affect the registration window for the April exam.

Candidates that are interested in taking the PE exam prior to the completion of your work experience requirement, also known as "Decoupling," should e-mail office@dape.org for further information.  

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


Petitions for DAPE Open Council Seats due May 1, 2021

Nominees can download the Petition Form here. Due to the pandemic, members that support your nomination can email office@dape.org to confirm their support (in lieu of signing the form). 


Read our latest newsletter, which includes updates on:

  • PLS/PE Practice Issues
  • NCEES News
  • New PEs
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • 2021 Open Council Seats
  • I-95 Rehabilitation Project
  • Seals, Stamps and Signatures
  • Delaware Engineers Week


The Delaware Engineering Society will be hosting a Virtual Engineers' Week celebration on Thursday February 25 from 12:30-2:00 PM. DAPE will be honoring our newest PEs at this event. Registration is free


DAPE 2019-2020 Annual Report


Read DAPE's Fall 2020 Newsletter


Our Certificate of Authorization Renewal deadline was September 30, 2020. If you have not yet completed your renewal, please contact us ASAP.

Supporting documents can be sent electronically to office@dape.org. Please be sure PE seals are legible in scanned affidavits (electronic seals are acceptable, and we've waived the requirement to have the affidavit notarized due to COVID). 


The March 2020 Issue of the DAPE Newsletter is here.


We send DAPE communications to your work email address. If your preferred email address is different, you can log in to our system and edit your work email address. Be sure that you have "no-reply@dape.org" in your address book to receive our communications. 


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