Delaware Engineering License

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Licensing requirements for Delaware engineers and firms.

This page provides an overview of engineering licensing in Delaware for individuals and firms. You will find state requirements, application fees, filing instructions, and more. For assistance with licensing, please contact us to learn about our software and managed license services.

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Delaware Engineering Company Licenses

Delaware Certificate of Authorization (Engineering)

Agency:Delaware Association of Professional Engineers
Law:

Delaware Code Title 24 § 2821 

Ownership Requirements:

One of the officers or one of the employees of the corporation must be licensed and designated in responsible charge of engineering activity.

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.

Form:

Certificate of Authorization Application

Agency fee:

$200

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Required

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 June 30.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Required

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.

Reinstatement

Form:

Resume Existing Application

Agency fee:

$100 per month late.

Delaware Geology Firm License

Not required



Registration Not Required

Not required



Individual Licenses

Delaware Individual Engineering Licenses

Delaware Engineer Intern Certification

Agency:Delaware Association of Professional Engineers

Initial Registration

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$25

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$50

Due:

Biennially by June 30 of even-numbered years

Delaware Geologist License

Agency:Delaware Division of Professional Regulation - Board of Geologists

Initial Registration

Form:

Delaware Application for Geologist Licensure

Agency fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

You are notified of the amount of the renewal fee at the time of renewal.

Due:

By September 30 of even-numbered years.

Delaware Professional Engineer License

Agency:Delaware Association of Professional Engineers

Initial Registration

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$150

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$50

Due:

Biennially by June 30 of even-numbered years

Design Firm - Engineering firm registration is sometimes grouped with architecture and land surveying on a single “design firm” application form.

EI (Engineering Intern) - A term also used to describe an Engineer in Training.

EIT (Engineer in Training) - A professional designation granted upon having completed at least 3 years of school at an ABET-accredited university and having passed the FE exam.

FE (Fundamentals of Engineering) - An exam testing on basic engineering principles that is required to become an engineer in training.

PE (Professional Engineer or 'Principles and Practice in Engineering') - Means either Professional Engineer or refers to the Principles and Practice in Engineering exam that is a prerequisite for an engineering license.

Reciprocity - When a licensed engineer in one state can provide documentation (often an NCEES Record) to more easily apply for a license in another jurisdiction.

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
Accrediting board that sets standards for university programs in a variety of applied science disciplines.

American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
Engineering, architecture, and land surveying advocacy group.

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Organization that provides continuing education, professional conferences, and advocacy efforts to the civil engineering community.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Mechanical engineering organization that focuses on education and professional development.

Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC)
Reviews accreditation requirements and makes final decisions regarding the accreditation process.

National Council of Examiners for Engineering & Surveying (NCEES)
Develops, administers, and scores the exams used for engineering licenses.

National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
NSPE is an advocacy group for professional engineers.

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