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Professional Regulation

Land Surveyor Licensure



When to Apply

  • Apply for Land Surveyor licensure by examination when you have completed an internship approved by the Delaware Board.
  • Apply for Land Surveyor licensure by reciprocity when you hold a current land surveying license in another jurisdiction (state, U.S. territory or District of Columbia).


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).


Examinations

After the Board approves your application, the Board office will send you information on the examinations you need to take. For information on these exams, see www.ncees.org.

  • Regardless whether you are applying by reciprocity or examination, you must pass the Delaware Drainage and Jurisprudence Examination. For more information on the exams, see the Examination webpage.
  • If you are applying by examination, you must pass Fundamentals of Surveying Examination and the Principles and Practice of Surveying Examination.


Requirements for All Applicants

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

  • State/Jurisdiction Licensure Verification sent directly to the Board office from each state or jurisdiction in which you currently hold or have ever held a license. This is required even if you previously submitted verification in connection with your Delaware Surveyor Intern registration.


Examination Applicants

If you are applying for licensure by Exam, the following items are required in addition to the items in the previous section above:


Reciprocity Applicants

If you are applying for licensure by Reciprocity, the following items are required in addition to the items in the Requirements for All Applicants section above:

  • Proof of passing scores on the Fundamentals of Surveying Examination and the Principles and Practice of Surveying Examination. Either a score report/verification sent directly to the Board office from the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) or from the jurisdiction where you passed the exam is acceptable.
  • If you have been licensed less than five years in all jurisdictions where you are currently licensed, submit electronic copies of or links to the other jurisdictions’ licensing law and rules and regulations for the Board to review. You do not have to provide this documentation if either of these situations applies to you:
    • You currently hold a license in good standing from a jurisdiction whose standards are substantially similar to Delaware’s, OR
    • You currently hold a license in good standing from a jurisdiction and have held it for five years or more.

 


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