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Division of
Professional Regulation

Surveyor Intern

When to Apply for Intern Registration

Before applying for registration as a Delaware Surveyor Intern, you must have acquired a combination of education and/or experience under the direct supervision of a licensed professional land surveyor.

The amount of experience you need depends on your education level and the amount of combined office and field experience you have. Use the table below to determine the amount of pre-internship experience required to apply as a Delaware Surveyor Intern.

IF you are applying on the basis of: THEN you need…
College senior or graduate of four-year surveying program None.
Graduate of a four-year related program 2 years
Graduate of a two-year surveying program 2 years
Experience only 5 ½ years
  • The experience cannot be concurrent with your education.
  • The experience you gain under the supervision of a Maryland-licensed property line surveyor is equivalent to experience under the supervision of a Delaware-licensed land surveyor (24 Del. C. §2708(a)(1)c).
  • If your experience is gained under supervision of land surveyors in any state other than Delaware, the Board must determine whether it is equivalent.  If determined to be equivalent, it will count.

Information on How to Apply for a License in DELPROS

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:

  1. Go to:
  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.


  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.


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).


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

  • An official transcript if you are applying based on your education, as explained above. The transcript must sent directly from the college or university, showing your degree and date it was conferred.
  • State/Jurisdiction Licensure Verification sent directly from each state or jurisdiction in which you currently hold or have ever held a license to practice land surveying, including an intern registration.
  • Proof of your Level IV Survey Technician Certification (NSPS or similar) if you are applying on the basis of 5 ½ years experience under the direct supervision of an actively practicing professional land surveyor.
  • A Verification of Land Surveying Experience form(s)signed by your supervising Land Surveyor(s) and submitted to the Board. The form(s) must document that you have the required pre-internship experience as shown in the table above.

During the Internship

During the entire internship period, Surveyor Interns must practice under the supervision of a licensed Professional Land Surveyor who is actively practicing.  If the supervisory relationship ends, both intern and supervisor(s) must report the change to the Board office within 30 days.

At the end of the supervision period, each supervisor should complete and submit a Verification of Land Surveying Experience form to the Board office.

The Log of Intern Experience helps both intern and supervisor keep accurate records of experience hours.  You will be asked to provide this information later on when you apply for Delaware licensure as a Land Surveyor.


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