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Professional Regulation

Inspection Agency



General Information

An inspection agency is responsible to ensure that the standards for its inspection are those established in the National Electric Code as adopted by the Delaware Fire Commission and in any applicable local building code. The version of the Code applicable to a particular project is determined by the Delaware Fire Commission.

Every licensee, with the exception of Journeypersons and Apprentice Electricians, must file an application for an inspection by a licensed inspection agency within five working days of the commencement of electrical work. The inspection agency must perform the inspection within five working days of the inspection request.

Any person performing work under a homeowner’s permit must obtain a final inspection by an inspection agency licensed by the Board. For additional details about the required inspections, see Section 12 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations.

Section 15 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations explains the requirements and rules for Inspection Agencies.


Reporting Inspector Changes

Inspection Agencies must report to the Board when an new inspector is hired or an inspector leaves the agency. You must complete, sign, and submit an Inspector Change form. Because there are questions regarding these changes on new and renewal applications, you only need to complete this form when you have changes at times outside of these applications. To submit the form, log in to your DELPROS user account and locate the license tile under Your Licenses on the dashboard. Click on the Options button and choose Submit Additional Documentation from the drop-down. Enter the reason for the change (arriving or departing inspector), then click on the SAVE AND UPLOAD DOCUMENTS button. On the last page, upload this form for each new or released full-time inspector that conducts electrical inspections in Delaware and click SUBMIT.


Information on How to Apply for a License in DELPROS

All applications are submitted our online system DELPROS. We no longer accept paper applications.


PRIOR TO APPLYING

In order to apply for a license or submit a service request, you must first have a DELPROS user account. To LOG IN or CREATE a DELPROS (Delaware Professional Regulation Online Services) user account:

  1. Go to: https://delpros.delaware.gov/OH_HomePage.
  2. Click GO on the Apply/Manage a License and Service Requests tile.
  3. If you do not have a DELPROS user account, click the REGISTER button on the left side of page for NEW USERS.
  4. If you already have a DELPROS user account, enter your email address and password on the right side for EXISTING USERS and click the LOGIN button.

DELPROS allows you to save your incomplete application and return to it later to finish the process. You only have six (6) months to submit your application once you begin.

  • If you do not submit your application within six months of starting it, you will be required to restart the entire online application again.

You may check the status of your application online throughout the entire application process by using the “View Application Status” feature in DELPROS on your e-License dashboard.


KNOW YOUR REQUIREMENTS AND COLLECT YOUR DOCUMENTS

  1. Know the requirements for the license you are pursuing.
  2. Request and gather all documents required to upload on the Attachments page. All information and forms are located on your profession’s webpages.


ATTACHING AND ACKNOWLEDGING DOCUMENTS

On the ATTACHMENTS page of your application, you may be instructed to:

  • either “attach” or “upload” the required document(s) directly to your application. This means you will find the document(s) saved on your computer or device and upload it to your application.
  • click “acknowledge” . This means you will either have to mail the documents yourself or request the “third-party” mail the document(s) directly to the Board office.
    • Examples of “third-party forms” are transcripts from schools, employment verifications from a supervisor, and license verifications from another state.
  • Forms requiring a supervisor signature, seal, or notary may have to be MAILED to the Board office directly UNLESS the document specifically indicates to UPLOAD the document.

The requirements for this license type are provided in the following section(s).


Agency Requirements

In addition to submitting the application and fee in DELPROS, you must submit:

  • Proof of general liability insurance for at least $1 million.
  • Proof of errors and omissions insurance for at least $1 million.
  • Proof that all inspectors employed has passed the Electrical One and Two-Family Dwellings, Electrical General and Electrical Plan Review examinations.
  • An Inspector Verification of Employment form from each inspector that you employ full-time showing proof that the inspector has at least seven years of work experience in residential, commercial, or industrial electrical wiring.

After Licensure

An inspection agency must notify the Board in writing within 10 days when an employee leaves the agency or when a new employee is hired by the agency. This notification may be an email and must include the full name and address of the inspector. The date a new employee is hired by an inspection agency marks the beginning of the period in which the inspection examinations in subsection 15.3 must be successfully completed. The form to use for the changes in employed inspectors is located on the forms page or click HERE.

 


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