Threats to Professional Licensure: State List


Executive order requiring review and analysis of licensing requirements, resulting in recommendations to remove any unnecessary or overly burdensome licensing requirements. The executive order does not specifically target professional engineers.
 Potential Threat
Legislative/Executive Order/Regulatory: Executive Order
Bill Number: Executive Order 60
Governor Ordered on 4/20/2016

Established the Delaware Professional Licensing Review Committee. The Committee is responsible for recommending standards and best practices to ensure that Delaware residents can enter a profession free from regulatory or administrative burdens. In its September 2016 report, the Committee reiterated its recommendation regarding the creation of oversight power, vested in the Division of Professional Regulation, to protect the public from anti-competitive decisions. Regarding the Delaware Association of Professional Engineers (DAPE), the Committee recognized that the DAPE has not promulgated any regulations regarding licensure. The Committee also recommended that the Director of the Division of Professional Regulation should be afforded the same power to review any regulations promulgated by the DAPE and veto or modify them as necessary, as well as the same power to modify or reject any decisions regarding unlicensed practice. NSPE will work with the Delaware Engineering Society to ensure that engineering licensure is not negatively impacted. The report can be seen here.