Acorn Sales Co, Inc. Stamp & Seal Blog - Acorn Sales2017-03-28T21:30:49Z http://blog.acornsales.com/feed/atom/WordPress Devon Brandt http://www.acornsales.com <![CDATA[Using Minnesota Architects Stamps and Seals]]> http://blog.acornsales.com/?p=3047 2017-03-20T17:27:55Z 2017-03-28T21:30:49Z For architects in the state of Minnesota, it is mandatory to certify and sign plan, reports, plats, specs, and other documents according to Minn. Stat., § Section 326.12, Subdivision 2. This helps to ensure that the architects are taking responsibility for the plans and reports they create and that they have responsibility over. The Minnesota…

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For architects in the state of Minnesota, it is mandatory to certify and sign plan, reports, plats, specs, and other documents according to Minn. Stat., § Section 326.12, Subdivision 2. This helps to ensure that the architects are taking responsibility for the plans and reports they create and that they have responsibility over. The Minnesota architects stamps and seals need to adhere to certain specifications to be valid in the state. However, there is some latitude when it comes to certain elements of the Minnesota architects stamps and seals.

What Do the Minnesota Architects Stamps and Seals Need?

First, there is no specific seal size required for Minnesota architects stamps and seals. They can be of different sizes, so long as it has all of the correct verbiage, as well a place for a signature. The size of the letters, along with the spacing, can vary to meet the individual needs of the architect.

The state board requires that the Minnesota architects stamps and seals includes the following words and information to be valid:

 

"I hereby certify that this plan, specification, or report was prepared by me or under my direct supervision and that I am a duly Licensed Architect under the laws of the state of Minnesota."

Below this phrase on the Minnesota architects stamps and seals will be a line for the architect's printed name, which can be added directly to the seal. Below the printed name is a space for the architect's signature. After using the seal on a document, he or she will sign their name in this space. Below that is a space for the date and to the right of the date is the architect's license number. When using the Minnesota architects stamps and seals, it is required to have all of this information according to the law.

The law allows the architect the ability to imprint with the Minnesota architects stamps and seals the certification onto the tracings and to affix the signature. The use of these Minnesota architects stamps and seals help to eliminate having additional signatures.

In addition to the preceding seal, there is also an embossing seal that can be used. However, the use of this particular seal is extremely rare, and most architects will have little need for it. This version of the Minnesota architects stamps and seal is circular and does not have the same verbiage as above. Instead, it features the name of the architect at the top of the seal, followed by the term "Licensed Architect". Below that is the license number and then the phrase "State of Minnesota".

The Minnesota architects stamps and seals need to be purchased by the architect from third party vendors. They must make sure that the seals adhere to the aforementioned specifications in order to be valid and usable according to the State Board of Minnesota. You can learn more about the board by visiting the Minnesota Board of Architects.

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Devon Brandt http://www.acornsales.com <![CDATA[Understanding the Requirements for Massachusetts Architects Stamps and Seals]]> http://blog.acornsales.com/?p=3042 2017-03-20T17:29:44Z 2017-03-28T13:10:40Z It takes a lot of work and a long time to get an architect license. Once you have your license, you want to make sure you are always following the rules and regulations set forth by the state of Massachusetts. A big part of this is in understanding how and when you can use your…

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It takes a lot of work and a long time to get an architect license. Once you have your license, you want to make sure you are always following the rules and regulations set forth by the state of Massachusetts. A big part of this is in understanding how and when you can use your Massachusetts architect stamps and seals, complying with the regulations from the State Board.

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Basic Information Regarding the Massachusetts Architects Stamps and Seals

The Massachusetts architects stamps and seals need to meet certain requirements in order to be valid in the state. They need to measure 1 5/8", and they need to have special information reflected on them. This includes the terms "Registered Architect", "Commonwealth of Massachusetts", the architect's name and the architect's registration number with the prefix "No." coming before the number. In addition, it will need to include the city where the architect is registered. If the architect is from out of state, it will also need to show the name of the state (or the province or territory) where the architect is registered. The border of the Massachusetts architect stamp and seal needs to have a serrated border as well. In addition to the stamp, it is possible to use the rubber stamp "REQUIRED" embosser.

What Are the Massachusetts Architects Stamps and Seals Used For?

The Massachusetts architects stamps and seals are only for the personal use of the architect for use with documents, plans, and specifications for their service. They can only use the stamp on documents that they have personally prepared or that are under their control and for which they will be responsible. It's important to note that this stamp is non-transferable.

The Massachusetts architect stamps and seals are used as evidence that the documents that contain the stamp have been produced by the architect, or that they were under the control of the architect during creation, thus making them responsible for the plans. If he or she did not prepare drawings or plans, or did not have control and responsibility of the plans during creation, it is not permissible to use the Massachusetts architects stamps and seals, except where allowed by 231 CMR 4.01(5).

According to those rules, the architect can only seal and sign the technical submissions with the Massachusetts architects stamps and seals if they were personally prepared, were prepared by another architect duly registered in the state, or by another design professional registered in the state, and if they've reviewed the work. The architect can also use the Massachusetts architects stamps and seals if they had responsible control over the preparation, such as when the submissions were prepared at the office where the architect is employed, or when they were prepared at a different location where the architect still has control over the written records. This demonstrates that they have knowledge of the plans and project.

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Devon Brandt http://www.acornsales.com <![CDATA[Understand the Proper Specifications for the Oklahoma Architectural Embossing Stamp]]> http://blog.acornsales.com/?p=3037 2017-03-20T17:31:00Z 2017-03-26T11:10:03Z In Oklahoma, all licensed architects need to have a seal that will help to identify all of the reports, plans, and technical submissions they make in the state. It is possible to use a rubber stamp or an Oklahoma architectural embossing stamp, as well as an electronically generated stamp. Regardless of the type of seal…

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In Oklahoma, all licensed architects need to have a seal that will help to identify all of the reports, plans, and technical submissions they make in the state. It is possible to use a rubber stamp or an Oklahoma architectural embossing stamp, as well as an electronically generated stamp. Regardless of the type of seal used, it needs to be legible in order to be valid. The Oklahoma architectural embossing stamp also needs to include all of the right information.

Architects are responsible for all of the plans that they author and design, as well as the reports that they write. They will need to use their Oklahoma architectural embossing stamp on all of these documents. However, they can also use the Oklahoma architectural embossing stamp when they are approving documents that have been created by those under their supervision.

Needed Information and Design of the Oklahoma Architectural Embossing Stamp

The Oklahoma architectural embossing stamp needs to be 1 5/8" in diameter, and it needs to be made of two concentric circles. On the outer circle, it will contain the words "State of Oklahoma" along the top and "Licensed Architect" along the bottom. At the center of the circle will be the architect's name and license number. In front of the license number is the lowercase letter "a". There will not be a space between the letter and the license number. It is possible to add the city and state information to the stamp as well. However, this is entirely optional, as it is not required by the state to be a part of the Oklahoma architectural embossing stamp.

 

The architects using the Oklahoma architectural embossing stamp will be responsible for procuring their own stamp, and they need to make sure it meets all of the above requirements set forth by the Oklahoma Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, and Interior Designers as indicated above. They are only able to use their seal on projects and documents they were a part of or that they have supervised. In addition to the seal, they will also need to add their signature and the date. This helps to ensure that they are the actual ones using the stamp and that they aren't having others in the office stamp documents for them.

It's important for the state of Oklahoma to be able to follow the responsibility when it comes to architectural designs and drawings. The Oklahoma architectural embossing stamp is an ideal way to do that, but the architect needs to make sure he or she is always adhering to the rules. To learn more about working in the state and abiding by the rules, as well as Oklahoma architectural embossing stamp, the Oklahoma Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, and Interior Designers is a quality resource.

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Devon Brandt http://www.acornsales.com <![CDATA[The Oregon Architectural Impression Seal Is Different from Seals in Many Other States]]> http://blog.acornsales.com/?p=3032 2017-03-20T17:32:31Z 2017-03-25T10:55:56Z Oregon requires that all of the registered architects working in the state have a stamp that bears their name, along with other information. The Oregon architectural impression seal can be an embossing seal or a stamp, as well as an electronically generated image. The architect will be responsible for obtaining their own Oregon architectural impression…

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Oregon requires that all of the registered architects working in the state have a stamp that bears their name, along with other information. The Oregon architectural impression seal can be an embossing seal or a stamp, as well as an electronically generated image. The architect will be responsible for obtaining their own Oregon architectural impression seal at their cost. It's important that they make sure it includes all of the needed information as ordered by the board.

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What Info Does the Oregon Architectural Impression Seal Need?

The Oregon architectural impression seal needs to have the name of the architect along with the city and the state where his or her main office is located. One of the things that make this state different from many others is that they do not require you to have your license number on the stamp. It is entirely optional, though many architects add it. If you choose to add the license number, it will go above the city and state. There is no specific size required for the Oregon architectural impression seal. However, the typical size that the majority of the architects in the state use is 1 5/8".

Another element that makes the design of the Oregon architectural impression seal different from other states is the fact that it doesn't have a typical concentric circle design. Instead, the words on the outer part of the design - "Registered Architect" and "State of Oregon" will form the circle.

The Oregon architectural impression seal will need to be on the original title page of specifications. It also needs to be on all of the drawing sheets that are to be used for permits and construction. This is true even in those cases where the project might be exempt under ORS 671.030. In addition to the Oregon architectural impression seal, the documents will also need to contain either a handwritten signature or digital signature and the date. If the architect uses a digital signature, they need to make sure that it is unique to them, that it is able to be verified, and that they are the only one who has control of it. They also need to ensure that there is encryption on the digital signature to ensure there are no alterations.

The architect cannot use the Oregon architectural impression seal on any documents, plans, reports, or drawings that they did not create or that weren't prepared with their direct supervision. When they do use their seal, it means that they are taking responsibility for the contents of the documents they've sealed. Therefore, it is highly important for the career of the architect to ensure they never misuse their stamp.

The Oregon State Board of Architect Examiners is a fantastic resource for architects to learn more about the regulations of the state and how they will use their Oregon architectural impression seal.

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Devon Brandt http://www.acornsales.com <![CDATA[Rules for Using the Pennsylvania Architectural Seal]]> http://blog.acornsales.com/?p=3026 2017-03-20T17:34:44Z 2017-03-24T20:45:40Z When an architect in PA receives his or her license, they will need to obtain a seal they can use in order to work in the field. They will need to make sure the Pennsylvania architectural seal matches the requirements of the state in order to be valid. If they are using a seal that's…

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When an architect in PA receives his or her license, they will need to obtain a seal they can use in order to work in the field. They will need to make sure the Pennsylvania architectural seal matches the requirements of the state in order to be valid. If they are using a seal that's not board approved, then it would render their drawings, reports, and other documents invalid.

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Requirements for the Pennsylvania Architectural Seal

Architects are able to use rubber stamps and embossing seals for their Pennsylvania architectural seal. There is not a required size for the seals in the state, but the typical size that many architects choose is 1 5/8". The seal needs to include the words "Registered Architect" at the top of the circular design. Along the bottom of the design are the name and the license number. The license number needs to have the letters "RA No." at the beginning. The inner part of the Pennsylvania architectural seal contains the name of the state.

 

One of the things that make PA different when it comes to these types of seals is that they allow several architects in a firm to use a single Pennsylvania architectural seal rather than individual seals. However, they can only do this when all of the names of the architects, along with their license numbers, are included on the seal. All of the people on the seal have to be licensed to practice in PA as well.

When it comes to actually using the Pennsylvania architectural seal, the architect can only use the seal and signature when it is on work they created, or on work that was completed under their direct supervision and control. It can also be used when providing the complete and final documents for a client's records or to public and government agencies for their final review. They will need to include their seal, as well as their signature, on the first page of all of the documents. Facsimile seals are permissible on all of the other pages of the plans.

Whenever an architect uses their Pennsylvania architectural seal, they will have to add a signature as well. They are able to place their signature near the seal or across the seal. However, the signature must never cover or obscure their license number.

Naturally, if their license has expired, they are not allowed to use their Pennsylvania architectural seal. They cannot use their seal for unlawful purposes at any time. The architect is also responsible for their seal. They can't let it be used by anyone other than themselves. This includes anyone else in their firm. The Pennsylvania architectural seal is their personal stamp. They can't have others stamp any documents for them either.

You can learn more about Pennsylvania architectural seals and working in the state at the PA government website.

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Devon Brandt http://www.acornsales.com <![CDATA[Required Use of the Puerto Rico Architectural Seal Embosser]]> http://blog.acornsales.com/?p=3016 2017-03-20T17:36:25Z 2017-03-22T20:25:39Z Professional architects working in Puerto Rico are required to have a seal on the work they produce in the performance of their duties. This includes plans, drawings, and reports. The government of Puerto Rico has established guidelines to ensure that the architects and others working in similar professional fields such as engineering and surveying are…

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Professional architects working in Puerto Rico are required to have a seal on the work they produce in the performance of their duties. This includes plans, drawings, and reports. The government of Puerto Rico has established guidelines to ensure that the architects and others working in similar professional fields such as engineering and surveying are ensuring the best quality work and that they keep the public welfare in mind. The use of a Puerto Rico architectural seal embosser ensures that the architect has control over the work. This simply means that they were the creators of the work or that they were responsible and in direct supervision of those who performed the work.

The Puerto Rico architectural seal embosser is one of the options available for architects who need to have a seal. They are also able to use rubber stamps for their seal, and these tend to be more common among most of the architects in Puerto Rico. While there are no requirements for the size, the typically size used by architects is 2" in diameter.

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What Are the Requirements for the Puerto Rico Architectural Seal Embosser?

The Puerto Rico architectural seal embosser or stamp needs to include a specific set of information to be valid, and the design needs to be authorized by the board. The Puerto Rico architectural seal embosser should be circular in shape and it needs to include the architect's name, the word architect, the type of license, and the license number. In addition, it needs to include the expiration date of the license and the words "Puerto Rico".

In addition, the signature, sign, seal and flourish of the architect needs to be registered with the Department of State and through a clerk working at the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico. A flourish is a handwritten design to be included at the end of the signature. The reason they require this is to help prevent instances of forgery.

When using the Puerto Rico architectural seal embosser or stamp, it is important to abide by the laws and regulations. This means that architects who have a suspended license, or who has an expired license, are not able to use the Puerto Rico architectural seal embosser and stamp for their work. They need to get their license in order first. In addition, do not use the Puerto Rico architectural seal embosser for any work that the architect did not create or have responsibility and supervision over.

The architect will be responsible for procuring his or her own stamp. It is always a good idea to find a company that can create a high quality Puerto Rico architectural seal embosser and stamp that is clean and clear so there is no question as to the validity of the seal. To learn more about the Puerto Rico architectural seal embosser and being an architect in Puerto Rico, visit their government site.

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Devon Brandt http://www.acornsales.com <![CDATA[Ohio Architectural Embossing Seals and Digital Seals]]> http://blog.acornsales.com/?p=3011 2017-03-20T17:37:49Z 2017-03-21T20:15:32Z All architects working in the state of Ohio need to have their own seal, which they can use for the documents they create in line with their work, as well as documents prepared under their supervision. The Ohio architectural embossing seals do not necessarily have to be embossing seals. The state also allows rubber stamps…

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All architects working in the state of Ohio need to have their own seal, which they can use for the documents they create in line with their work, as well as documents prepared under their supervision. The Ohio architectural embossing seals do not necessarily have to be embossing seals. The state also allows rubber stamps and electronically created seals, so long as they all conform to the specifications required.

Requirements for Ohio Architectural Embossing Seals

The image size needs to be 2" in diameter and it has to contain a specific design and information. The Ohio architectural embossing seals need to have a circular shape with two concentric circles. The inner circle should be 1 3/8" in diameter. In the space between the two circles, the words "Registered Architect" will appear at the bottom. On the top of the outer circle, the words "State of Ohio" will appear. In the center of the circle will be the architect's name placed horizontally. Below the name will be the license number. It's also important to note that both the inner and outer circles will have a knurled design.

 

It is also possible to obtain a firm seal that is similar to the individual Ohio architectural embossing seals. The only difference is that it will contain the firm name and number rather than the individual architect. This can be used in conjunction with the individual architect's Ohio architectural embossing seals, but not in place of it.

The architect will use their Ohio architectural embossing seals for the documents that they are the author of, as well as documents where they were responsible for the preparation, even if they didn't create them.

While it is possible to use a digital electronic seal in Ohio in place of the regular Ohio architectural embossing seals, they need to meet certain requirements. They need to be verifiable, and they need to be a unique way of identifying the architect. In addition, the electronic seal needs to be in the sole possession of the architect. The electronic seal needs to be linked to documents in a manner that shows changes and alterations to the document. It also needs to be in a view-only format so no one else can make changes to the document or the digital Ohio architectural embossing seals.

When using the physical Ohio architectural embossing seals, it is also important for the architect to keep control of the seal so no one uses it inappropriately. They are supposed to be the only people who use the stamp.  This means they can't have one of their assistants simply stamp documents and plans for them. Doing so would be a violation of the laws in the state.

To learn more about the Ohio architectural embossing seals, the Ohio Architects Board is a great resource.

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Devon Brandt http://www.acornsales.com <![CDATA[North Carolina Architectural Embossers and Seals]]> http://blog.acornsales.com/?p=3005 2017-03-20T17:39:11Z 2017-03-20T09:45:15Z All licensed architects in North Carolina will need to have a seal that's authorized by the state board. They are required to use their North Carolina architectural embossers and seals on their specifications and drawings.  While there are corporate architectural seals required in the state for architect firms and corporations, it is important to realize…

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All licensed architects in North Carolina will need to have a seal that's authorized by the state board. They are required to use their North Carolina architectural embossers and seals on their specifications and drawings.  While there are corporate architectural seals required in the state for architect firms and corporations, it is important to realize that they are not a replacement to the individual seals. Each architect in the state will need their individual North Carolina architectural embossers and seals. The seals are required to meet all of the specifications of the board.

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What Are the Board Specifications for North Carolina Architectural Embossers and Seals?

It is possible to use either an embossing stamp or a computer generated seal. Regardless of the type of seal used for the North Carolina architectural embossers and seals, it needs to measure 1 ½" in diameter. Embossed circular seals, as well as rubber stamps, are allowed so long as they are made up of concentric circles. The diameter of the inner circle in these cases needs to be 1", while the outer circle is 1 ½". In the top portion of the seal will appear the name of the architect. At the bottom part of the outer circle will be the city and the state name. On the inner portion of the circle, the words "Registered Architect" will appear at the top. On the bottom will be "North Carolina". In a horizontal line at the center of the North Carolina architectural embossers and seals will be the license number.

For the aforementioned firm seals, the design for the North Carolina architectural embossers and seals is actually very similar. The size is the same. The firm name, rather than the individual architect's name will go on the top. The city and state will be on the bottom. On the top of the inner circle, the words "Registered Architectural Company" need to appear. At the bottom of the inner circle, it will again have "North Carolina" The license number goes in the center.

Proper use of the North Carolina architectural embossers and seals is highly important. The architect needs to use them on their drawings and specifications and on any documents where they are responsible for the work, even if they may not have created it. In addition, allowing someone to use North Carolina architectural embossers and seals that are not their own is illegal, and it could lead to suspension or even revocation of the license.

The architect will use the North Carolina architectural embossers and seals on the cover sheet for each drawing and design, as well as the index page of the specifications and the index page of any other technical submissions. In addition, they need to add their signature and date to the documents. The signature should go across the seal.

Architects need to understand the ins and outs of using the North Carolina architectural embossers and seals properly. The North Carolina Board of Architecture has useful information on their site including a handbook regarding the rules and practices in the state.

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Devon Brandt http://www.acornsales.com <![CDATA[New Hampshire Architectural Embosser Stamp Requirements and Uses]]> http://blog.acornsales.com/?p=3001 2017-03-20T17:41:26Z 2017-03-19T16:15:00Z The state of New Hampshire is home to a number of registered and licensed architects, all of whom need to have a New Hampshire architectural embosser stamp or seal for the drawings, plans and documents they complete. The seal shows that they have created the work, or that they've reviewed the work for which they…

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The state of New Hampshire is home to a number of registered and licensed architects, all of whom need to have a New Hampshire architectural embosser stamp or seal for the drawings, plans and documents they complete. The seal shows that they have created the work, or that they've reviewed the work for which they are responsible, and are signing off on it, indicating that it is okay to continue. The board requires that these seals are used to ensure the architect takes full responsibility for the work they've done and approved. The architects in the state will need to obtain their New Hampshire architectural embosser stamp as soon as they get the license. It is important to make sure that the New Hampshire architectural embosser stamp complies with the requirements of the board, which we will discuss below.

According to the law in the state, the architect will need to use the New Hampshire architectural embosser stamp for all of their final drawings as well as plans, specifications, reports, and any other "architectural reports and documents" that involve the field. In addition to having the New Hampshire architectural embosser stamp, they will also need to bear the signature of the architect as well as the date when they were signed.

Specifications for the New Hampshire Architectural Embosser Stamp

In the business world these notary seals are used by a number of people. Smaller pocket seals are great for notary publics because they are small and can be easily transported. These seals are great for use on light weight paper and are often used in corporate offices on a daily basis. These come apart for easy storage and transportation. Desk seals are also used frequently in the business world and are usually used for average weight paper. They don’t require as much effort as a pocket seal and can sit conveniently on a desk without taking up much space. A long reach desk seal is best used for seals with an intricate logo or a larger notary seal with a great deal of writing. All of these items will vary in price depending on what type of seal or stamp you are using, especially if it is customized.

In the business world these notary seals are used by a number of people. Smaller pocket seals are great for notary publics because they are small and can be easily transported. These seals are great for use on light weight paper and are often used in corporate offices on a daily basis. These come apart for easy storage and transportation. Desk seals are also used frequently in the business world and are usually used for average weight paper. They don’t require as much effort as a pocket seal and can sit conveniently on a desk without taking up much space. A long reach desk seal is best used for seals with an intricate logo or a larger notary seal with a great deal of writing. All of these items will vary in price depending on what type of seal or stamp you are using, especially if it is customized.

Notary seals can also be bought as part of a package. Some companies will sell the seals along with a self-inking notary stamp. Many people prefer to buy this type of package because they are getting two useful products for one price. Companies usually offer some type of discounted price to customers that purchase a package.

Any person who is a notary knows that it is imperative that they use the proper notary seals. These seals will be used on a daily basis, so it is important to buy a quality seal that is built to last. Of course a notary is responsible for knowing the requirements of their state, to make sure that their seal contains all of the required information once they receive it.

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Devon Brandt http://www.acornsales.com <![CDATA[The Missouri Engineering Seal Usage and Requirements]]> http://blog.acornsales.com/?p=2994 2017-03-20T17:42:41Z 2017-03-18T15:50:27Z Engineers in Missouri are required to use a specific, personal Missouri engineering seal on all plats, reports, specifications, surveys, estimates and other engineering documents. In order to make sure that you are in compliance with all requirements, it is important that you understand what the seal should include, all size and font requirements and the…

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Engineers in Missouri are required to use a specific, personal Missouri engineering seal on all plats, reports, specifications, surveys, estimates and other engineering documents. In order to make sure that you are in compliance with all requirements, it is important that you understand what the seal should include, all size and font requirements and the manner in which it can be used.

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Requirements for Each Seal

The state of Missouri has specific requirements for all Missouri engineering seals. They must be 1 ¾” in diameter, and can be an embosser style, rubber stamp or digital design, providing that all options are identical and follow all rules and requirements. Additionally, the seal must include a number of design features to ensure it meets the state rules and regulations.

Missouri Engineering Seal Design

Each Missouri engineering seal must contain two circles that are concentric, or one small one inside of a larger circle. Between these circles, the seal should include “State of Missouri” at the top and “Professional Engineer” at the bottom. These words must be in all capital letters in the Times New Roman font. Within the smaller of the two circles, the Missouri engineering seal should include both the engineer’s name and his or her license number with the “PE” prefix preceding the number. The name in this portion of the Missouri engineering seal must be in straight copy across the center of the circle.

Engineers who were licensed before January 1, 2002 may have the words “Registered Professional Engineer” in place of “Professional Engineer” in the bottom portion of the circles on the seal.

Using the Missouri Engineering Seal

Any licensed engineer in Missouri is required to use an appropriate Missouri engineering seal that meets the state requirements. This seal must be used on all plats, charts, reports, surveys and other official documents. The use of the seal indicates that the engineer takes full responsibility for the information contained in the document, and that all regulations and statutes are met. In general, the Missouri engineering seal should only be used on documents that are considered final. However, there may be instances in which the seal is required on preliminary documents. In these cases, it is important that the seal only be used if there is obvious language included that designates the report or drawing as preliminary in nature.

The Missouri engineering seal can only be used on documents that the engineer prepares, or those that he or she directly supervised. For information and files that include more than a single page, the seal can be used on the index or title page, rather than each page of the document.

Each time the Missouri engineering seal is used, it must be accompanied by the signature and date. Additionally, if there are any revisions required to the document, the seal should also include a complete explanation of them.

Missouri engineering seals are required for all licensed engineers. If you have any questions or require additional information about rules, requirements and seals, the Missouri Division of Professional Registration website is a great place to start.

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