A person not residing in Delaware and not having full-time employment or an established
place of business within the State, who is legally qualified by registration to practice
engineering in that person's own State of residence, may make application to the Council
for a permit to practice engineering in the State of Delaware. Such permit is limited to
a period of one year and for a specific project. The individual fee is $100.
If the engineering work is to be done by employees of an engineering partnership or
corporation not having an established place of business within the State, which is legally
qualified by registration to practice engineering in that partnership's or corporation's
own State, a permit to practice engineering in the State of Delaware must be obtained by
such partnership or corporation. Such permit is limited to a period of one year and for a
specific project. The partnership or corporation fee is $300.
For details see section 2820 of Delaware's Professional Engineers' Act.
[ ] All applicants are required to complete the application in its entirety. You may either
download the application for Temporary Permit and "Verification of Registration" form, completing all required fields, and then mailing
to the DAPE office; or apply electronically at
individual or firm
In order to read and print the application, you
should use Adobe Acrobat Reader (If you don't have Adobe Acrobat
[ ] Application must include a copy of the firm's current business license from the Delaware
Division of Revenue (302-577-8238) to confirm compliance with Delaware State Tax laws.
[ ] Application must include a list of comparable projects they have been responsible for
indicating why they are competent to perform this engineering service.
[ ] Send the Verification of licensure form to the state in which you are licensed. This form
must be received by DAPE directly from the Board of licensure of that state.
[ ] Applications must be signed and then notarized. If applying electronically, applicant must
download the affidavit section of the application and have this section signed, sealed and
notarized. Applications will not be processed until completed affidavit is received by DAPE.
[ ] Applications must include payment of the application fee ($100-individual, or $300-
corporation). Checks should be made payable to DAPE. Electronic applications require a major credit card. ALL FEES ARE NON-RETURNABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE.
Individual permit is available to sole proprietors to practice engineering for a specific project for a period not to exceed one year.
Corporate permit is available to firms and corporations (including but not limited to Inc., PC, LLC, PLLC, Ltd.) for a specific project for a period not to exceed one year. Permit should include all disciplines to be represented and the engineers responsible for each of those disciplines.