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:


Ethics Training: We are in the process of planning a 2-hour Ethics Webinar for the spring, and plan to record it for all of our members to access. Note that the DAPE PDH requirements changed in  September 2021, including a reduction to our ethics training requirement from 3-6 hours to 2-6 hours:

Of the 24 PDHs earned during the biennial renewal period: no less than 2 PDH and no more than 6 PDH shall be related to professional ethics, and no more than 9 PDH shall be related to business or project management. The balance shall be related to the licensee’s area of technical practice. For dual licensees in both engineering and surveying, up to 12 PDHs may be related to the technical practice of surveying.

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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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