Welcome to Delaware's Engineering Licensing Board

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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:


October 2021 PE Exam Results are in. If you passed the exam, and have already met all of the other requirements for licensure, your application will go back to our Examining Committee for one final review at the end of this month. Their recommendations will go to our Council for action on January 12. You can expect to hear from us by January 14, 2022 with the final steps to make your license active.

If you passed the exam as a decoupling candidate, or did not pass the exam, you can expect to hear from us soon with next steps, which are not necessarily the same for everyone. Please be patient!

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DAPE's 2020-2021 Annual Report.

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The October 2021 PE Exam was the last pencil and paper exam administration. DAPE accepts and reviews applications to take the PE exam year-round (it typically takes 4-6 weeks to process an application). You can read more about the computer-based PE exam transition here.

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.  

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Your firm's Certificate of Authorization Renewal was due September 30, 2021. If you missed this deadline, you can still access your account and renew online. You will incur a $75 delinquency fee through the end of 2021. 

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