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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:


Participation certificates for PDH credit were emailed on May 16. Email office@dape.org if you did not receive this.



Our PE renewal window is OPEN. All Delaware PEs need to renew their license by June 30, 2020. Since DAPE's staff is working remotely, we recommend the following:

1) Renew as soon as possible.

2) Pay online (rather than by check) to avoid delays in the renewal process.

DAPE's CPC Guidelines stipulate that licensees experiencing physical disability, illness, or other extenuating circumstances may apply for an exemption or an extension of time to obtain the credits, subject to the review and approval of the Council. Supporting documentation must be furnished to the Council. 

You may request a 60-day extension to meet CPC requirements if COVID-19 restrictions have impacted planned training. Licensees must request this extension by emailing office@dape.org, and still need to renew online by June 30, 2020 to remain on our active roster (you will be able to indicate that you have received an extension during the renewal process). Anyone that requests this extension will be required to send a PDH log form and supporting documentation to demonstrate that you have met your CPC requirements by August 31, 2020.

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 contact us is via email: office@dape.org. If you have trouble uploading documents related to an application or renewal, please send the documents to office@dape.org. 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.


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 were closed, and are rescheduling testing appointments with reduced capacity.  NCEES is working with NCEES in regards to rescheduling and other issues.  Visit the NCEES website for updates: https://ncees.org/covid-19/


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 (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. 

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


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.