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:


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). 

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Candidates that are interested in taking the April 2021 PE exam should apply by December 1, 2020, 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, plans for transitioning to computer-based formats, and details regarding the 1-day regional Civil PE exam administration on January 26, 2021. DAPE is not offering the exam on this date, but will allow applicants to sit for the exam in other locations.

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. 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.  

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The March 2020 Issue of the DAPE Newsletter is here.

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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. 

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