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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:


DAPE is offering its members the opportunity to participate in an ethics workshop on Tuesday May 12, 2020 (8:30 – 11:30 a.m.), at the Executive Banquet & Conference Center in Newark, Delaware. 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 12.


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.