Engineering Continuing Professional Competency CPC (PDH) FAQs

How many hours of CPC are required for Professional Engineers in Delaware?

Engineers in Delaware are required to complete 24 hours every two years including:

• At least 3 and no more than 6 hours must be related to professional ethics
• No more than 9 hours can be related to business skills or project management
• The remaining hours must be technical courses related to the individual’s area of focus

When do Delaware Engineers and land surveyors renew their license?

Delaware Engineers renew their license June 30th of even-numbered years (2018, 2020, 2022...)

Do your engineering courses qualify for credit with the state of Delaware?

Yes, the Delaware Association of Professional Engineers does not pre-approve providers of engineering continuing education courses. Each engineer has the power to determine which courses meet the board requirements and their educational needs. Our courses include a short quiz at the end of each CPC course that fulfills the requirement to show evidence of achievement and completion. Quizzes are graded automatically, and certificates are available immediately upon completion.

What content is approved for Continuing Professional Competency in Delaware?

Technical, managerial, and ethical content that is relevant to the practice of engineering is approved as continuing education for engineers in Delaware. Business skills, professional development skills, computer skills not related specifically to engineering, and subjects that are "elementary" or entry level are not accepted.

Are online courses approved for Delaware Engineering CPC's?

Yes, Internet courses are specifically mentioned by the board as an approved form of continuing education for Delaware engineers.

Who stores my engineering continuing education records?

Technically each engineer is responsible for keeping track and submitting their own certificates, BUT WE STORE ALL CERTIFICATES INDEFINITELY and they can always be accessed for free. PDH completion records must be maintained for a minimum of 4 years.

How do I renew my Delaware Professional Engineer's License?

License renewals are completed online at

Who is in Charge of Engineer's licenses in the state of Delaware?

The Delaware Association of Professional Engineers
92 Read’s Way, Suite 208
New Castle, DE 19720
Phone: (302) 323-4588
Fax: (302) 323-4590

  • Information Last Updated: 02/2020
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