Delaware Association of Professional Engineers


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Contact Information

Physical address:
92 Read's Way, Suite 208
New Castle, DE 19720

Phone: 302-323-4588
Fax: 302-323-4590

Web: Home Company search Individual search File online
Email: office@dape.org

Licenses

We track the following licenses with the Delaware Association of Professional Engineers in order to provide compliance services to our clients. As a client, you see this and other reference data in License Manager in-line with your licenses.

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Delaware Certificate of Authorization (Engineering)

Agency:Delaware Association of Professional Engineers
Law:

Delaware Code Title 24 § 2821

Eligible Entity Types:
  • Business Corporations
  • Professional Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Limited Liability Partnerships
Ownership Requirements:

Business Corporations:

  • At least 1 of the officers or employees of the corporation must be engineers licensed in Delaware.

Professional Corporations:

  • All shareholders must be engineers licensed in Delaware.

Limited Liability Companies:

  • At least 1 of the officers or employees of the corporation must be engineers licensed in Delaware.

Limited Liability Partnerships:

  • At least 1 of the partners or employees of the corporation must be engineers licensed in Delaware.
Fact Checked:5/28/20

Initial Registration

This section applies to engineering firms that are applying for a license in Delaware for the first time. If you already have a license and are looking to renew it, please see the renewal section.

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$200

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Required
Notes:
  • At least one of the officers or one of the employees of the firm must be designated as being in responsible charge of the engineering activities and engineering decisions of the firm and hold an active P.E. license in Delaware.
  • Delaware Professional Engineer(s) that have been designated in responsible charge of engineering activities on behalf of the firm, must acknowledge the designation by signing and sealing the affidavit which is generated during the application process. Designated officers must also sign the affidavit.
Before you Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  • Ensure that your business entity will meet ownership requirements.
  • Identify a Delaware licensed engineer to act as the professional in charge of the firm's engineering activities in Delaware.

Foreign Applicants:

  • Ensure that your Delaware entity meets ownership requirements.
  • Identify a Delaware licensed engineer to act as the professional in charge of the firm's engineering activities in Delaware.
  • Obtain a certificate of good standing from your business entity's home state (to be filed during the foreign qualification process). The certificate cannot be more than 90 days old when filing foreign qualification documents.
How to Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  1. File entity formation documents with the Delaware Division of Corporations.
  2. Apply for a Delware Business License through the Division of Revenue.
  3. Register as a new applicant on the Delaware Association of Professional Engineers website.
  4. Fill out the online form and attach notarized and sealed documents as requested.

Foreign Applicants:

  1. Determine whether or not your entity will need to foreign qualify in Delaware. If not required, skip to number 4.
  2. File a foreign qualification application with the Delaware Division of Corporations.
  3. Apply for a Delware Business License through the Division of Revenue.
  4. Register as a new applicant on the Delaware Association of Professional Engineers website.
  5. Fill out the online form and attach notarized and sealed documents as requested.
Required Attachments:
  • A copy of the firm's Delaware business license or a letter of exemption issued by the Delaware Division of Revenue
  • A list of the officers and board members of the firm
Fact Checked:5/28/20

Registration Renewal

This section applies to engineering firms that are already licensed in Delaware and need to renew their license.

Form:

Certificate of Authorization Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$150

Due:

Annually by September 30.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Required
Required Attachments:
  • List of directors, officers, managers, or members of the firm including addresses
  • List of licensees in responsible charge of the firm's professional services
Fact Checked:4/15/20

Amendment

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Within 30 days of the effective date of the change.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Notes:

Notify the board in writing with any changes to key personnel or other firm information. The company address can be changed online.

Fact Checked:11/5/19

Reinstatement

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100 per month late (maximum $600) plus $150 renewal fee.

Fact Checked:11/5/19

Delaware Engineer Intern Certification

Agency:Delaware Association of Professional Engineers
Fact Checked:7/3/18

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$25

Fact Checked:11/2/18

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Biennially by June 30 of even-numbered years

Fact Checked:11/2/18

Delaware Professional Engineer License

Agency:Delaware Association of Professional Engineers
Allow Digital Signatures?Yes
Digital Signature Guidelines:

Licensees may use a seal, signature, and date that can be created or transmitted electronically

24 DE Reg. 2829

Allow Digital Sealing?Yes
Digital Sealing Guidelines:

See digital signing guidelines.

Fact Checked:5/12/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$150

Fact Checked:5/19/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Biennially by June 30 of even-numbered years

Fact Checked:5/19/21

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