In Delaware the Engineering profession is "self regulating." "The
Delaware Association of Professional Engineers" (DAPE) is established
by law and consists of all the professional
engineers licensed in Delaware. These "members" are selected by voting
12 of the 15 members of the "Council" of the DAPE with the remaining 3
being public members appointed by the Governor. The "Council" performs
the duties of "The Board of Licensing for Engineers" in other states. Its
Objectives are best described by Section 2804
of the Law.
"The Delaware Engineering Society, Inc." (DES) is a state society
of the "National Society of Professional Engineers" (NSPE). It was previously
known as "The Delaware Society of Professional Engineers" (DSPE). Any engineer
or engineer intern may join the Society upon payment of the annual dues.
Its mission is similar to that of NSPE which is best described by its WEB
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