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:

Click here to renew your PE license before the June 30, 2022 deadline.

All of our PE licenses are on the same renewal schedule – June 30 in even-numbered years. Candidates that passed the PE exam between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2022 are exempt from CPC requirements for the first renewal. We expect to conduct a random CPC audit in January 2023 (so while you should have your documentation in order, you do not need to send it to DAPE at this time).


If you were not able to attend our March 31, 2022 Ethics webinar, we have a recording available for our members. Email office@dape.org for a password-protected link. You will need to complete and return an assessment form in order to receive 2 PDHs in ethics. 


Read DAPE's latest newsletter (you can also use this link to subscribe).




DAPE's 2020-2021 Annual Report.



DAPE accepts and reviews applications to take the PE exam year-round (it typically takes 4-6 weeks to process an application). Candidates should apply with DAPE before paying to take the exam on the NCEES website, as you will need DAPE's approval before you can schedule the exam. 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.  

Individuals that need DAPE to verify a license or exam can request the verification via NCEES, or email the form required by the state where you are applying to office@dape.org. There is no charge for license/exam verifications.


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