Every engineer in the State of Alabama is required by law to obtain, at his or her own expense, an Alabama engineering embossed seal or stamp. This stamp or seal is affixed to all documents, and must conform to all of the rules and regulations set out by the State of Alabama.
In Alabama, either PE embossers or stamps can be used. They have to be circular, and no larger than two inches in diameter, but not smaller than 1 5/8 inches. Some states require letters after your registration number, but in Alabama this is not required as long as the stamp states “Professional Engineer.” You can use numbers if you like, but it’s optional.
You can not only us Alabama PE embossers and stamps, you can also use a computer-generated seal provided that it is in every respect identical to your seal or rubber stamp. Any documents, drawings or reports must be signed using the seal or stamp. You can also use a digital signature provided that it is authenticated. The signature, date, and seal on a document must prove that it was prepared either by the licensee, by someone under his or her direct supervision, or that the licensee has examined the document to the point where he or she can fully assume responsibility for those documents.
Two or more licensees can sign and seal the same document, as long as notation is provided stating which specific sections each licensee is responsible. Any attached documents or drawings must also be signed and sealed. A licensee can only sign off on work that is within his or her specific area of expertise.
If two or more sheets are bound together in a single volume, then the person who prepared the volume, or under whose charge the document was created can sign, date and seal just the index or title sheet, provided that it clearly identifies any other engineers who worked on the project.Any drawings, reports, plans or other documents will be deemed to have been prepared under the direction of the licensee only if the licensee’s client requested that it be so completed, the licensee has actually supervised the preparation of the reports, plans, drawings or other documents and has had input into their preparation, and the licensee has reviewed and approved the final documents, making any necessary alterations.
Any revisions must be described, signed and dated by the licensee using their Alabama PE embosser or stamp. The original seal and signature must not be removed. Additionally, the seal, signature and signing date must be placed on all final documents that are presented either to the client or to any appropriate government agency in order to certify that the work was either done by the licensee or by someone under his or her responsible charge. Any “work product” or preliminary documents must be clearly labeled in bold lettering, “Preliminary, and not for construction, recording or implementation.”Any deviation from any of these procedures must be approved by the Board.
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- Soft seal embossers
- Slim pre-inked stamps
- Self-inking stamps
- Regular hand rubber stamps
- Max light pre-inked stamps
- Long reach seal embossers
- Handheld seal embossers
- Extended long reach seal embossers
- Desk seal embossers
- Rubber stamps and embossing seals