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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.
Per Regulation 15.3, each inspector is require to pass the following examinations in order to practice in the State of Delaware:
The Inspection Agency must submit proof of passing examination scores for their Inspectors to the Division of Professional Regulation. The Agency may do so by utilizing the “Submit Additional Documentation” feature in DELPROS by clicking the “OPTIONS” button found to the right of the Inspection Agency license from the Agency’s DELPROS licensing dashboard. Please utilize the text box of this “Submit Additional Documentation” feature to provide a brief description of whom the scores are for and for which examination.
To schedule your Inspector examinations, please contact our third-party testing vendor, ProV. Registration through the Division of Professional Regulation is not required as we do not license Inspectors.
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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.
All applications are submitted our online system DELPROS. We no longer accept paper applications.
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:
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.
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.
On the ATTACHMENTS page of your application, you may be instructed to:
The requirements for this license type are provided in the following section(s).
In addition to submitting the application and fee in DELPROS, you must submit:
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.