Individuals not residing in this State, not having full-time employment in this State, and not having established a place of business for the practice of professional engineering within this State, who are legally qualified by licensure to practice engineering as defined within the chapter in the state, territory or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, or province or territory of Canada where they reside or are in business, may make application to the Council in writing for a temporary permit and for licensure to practice professional engineering in this State. An engineering corporation or partnership may be issued a permit subject to the above limitations, provided that 1 of its officers or partners or 1 of its employees is designated as being in responsible charge of the engineering activities and decisions and holds a valid permit or is licensed under this chapter.
Concurrently with the application for temporary permit, an individual must submit an application for professional engineering licensure that meets the requirements of this chapter and the fee established under this chapter.
The temporary permit shall be issued in writing and be valid for 60 days, which may be extended for an additional 60 days for good cause shown.
The temporary permit shall terminate upon final determination on the application for professional engineering licensure.
For details see section 2820 of Delaware's Professional Engineers' Act.
● All applicants are required to complete an application in its entirety. Use the links below to apply electronically. Individual Temporary Permits are available to sole proprietors only. If you are unsure which permit is correct, please call our office to discuss prior to applying (302-323-4588).
● 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, or a letter of exemption from the Division of Revenue if applicable.
● Application must include a list of comparable projects they have been responsible for indicating why they are competent to perform this engineering service.
● Applicant must submit an application for a PE license here. You may skip this step if already have a PE licensed in Delaware that will be listed as the engineer in responsible charge.
● Applicant must download the affidavit section of the application and have this section signed, sealed and notarized.
● Applications must include payment of the application fee ($100-individual, or $300-corporation). Checks should be made payable to DAPE. Fees are non-refundable.
Individual permit is available to sole proprietors to practice engineering for a specific project for a period not to exceed 60 days.
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 60 days. Permit should include all disciplines to be represented and the engineers responsible for each of those disciplines.