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Alaska's Professional Seal for Engineers - Stamp Requirements

Some states have extremely strict requirements when it comes to the dimensions of embossing seals or stamps for various professions. Alaska is an exception – there is no size specified for an Alaska engineer Stamp or professional engineer embossing stamp, although the typical size used is around two inches in diameter.

Alaska does not differ from other states, though, in that professional engineers must use a seal or stamp, and they must acquire it at their own expense. And of course, there are rules with which you must comply from the Alaska state board.

Alaska Engineer Stamp Requirements per the Alaska State Board

You must use your Alaska PE embossing seal or inking stamp each and every time that you sign or submit a document. The date must be included. The documents, plans or drawings can be signed and sealed either manually or using electronic means. The date must be inserted either within the Alaska PE stamp or within two inches of the seal.

You can use an electronic image of your signature, provided that you retain an original copy of the material, and that it can be accessed for reference later on. The documents must bear either an original hand signature or be embedded with software that will remove or modify the image of the signature in the event that the document is modified.

Seal Disciplines

Your stamp or seal must state your discipline as follows:

  • CE before the number of Civil
  • ME before the number for Mechanical
  • EC before the number for Chemical
  • EE before the number for Electrical
  • EP before the number for Petroleum
  • SE before the number for Structural
  • EN before the number for Mining

Alaska Structural Engineer Setup

In order to be licensed as a structural engineer in the state of Alaska, an engineer must have a valid seal. The requirements for obtaining a seal are as follows: the engineer must be certified by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying, have four years of experience in work, and pass an examination given by the Board. In addition, the engineer must submit an application to the Board, which includes an endorsement from another licensed engineer. Once the engineer has met all of these requirements, he or she will be issued a license that is valid for two years. The Alaska Structural Engineer seal is in a different format than the standard setup

Signing and Sealing Documents with your Alaska Engineer Seal

Any time that you sign and seal a document, either manually or electronically, you must include the date and time within two inches of the seal.

Your Alaska PE embossing seal or stamp is affixed to any papers, plans, plats, or surveys that are completed by you or completed under your direct supervision. If your license has been suspended or revoked for any reason, you may not seal documents until you are reinstated.

Safeguard Your Alaska Professional Engineer Stamp

Because your seal is your guarantee that any work you submit is up to acceptable standards, has been prepared or personally supervised by you, and meets the requirements set out by the State Board of Engineering and Land Surveyors in the State of Alaska, it is important that you keep your Alaska PE embossing seal stamp in a secure location. If it should be lost or stolen, you must immediately report its disappearance to the Board. If your seal ends up being used on plans that you did not prepare, for work that you did not do or supervise, you can be held liable for any damage that occurs up to the point that you reported the seal missing.

Types of Alaska Professional Engineer Stamp Products

Below are several types of Alaska engineer stamp products that are available.

Self Inking Stamp

Self Inking Stamps are great for repetitive and rapid stamping. The die is automatically re-inked with each impression, so there’s no need for a separate ink pad when stamped on paper. Most of these stamps can be created in a business day.

Pre-Inked Stamp

Pre-Inked Stamps offer thousands of clear impressions before needing to be re-inked. Pre-inked stamps are available in a wide range of sizes and shapes. The Maxlight Pre-Inked Alaska engineer stamp is popular another alternative is the Slim Pre-Inked stamp is great for portability. Pre Inked stamps are considered a premium stamp product and make great inked stamps.

Electronic Stamp

An Electronic Stamp is a digital stamp image that is sent in several different types of files. The most common type of file for an engineer's digital sealing is a PDF. A PDF can be used to open the document and insert the image of the engineer's digital stamp into the document without having to print it out. The next most popular file type is the PNG file. PNG Files when used as an electronic stamp are convenient since most of the time they are on a transparent background.

Electronic stamps have several different options to include, you may choose to include a signature overlay on your digital stamps and these are available with a black signature, blue signature, or red signature and can typically be produced on the same business day.

Where to purchase an Alaska Professional Engineer Stamp?

There are a few different places where you can purchase an Alaska Professional Engineer Stamp. Many stationary stores sell them, and they can also be found online. The type of stamp you need will depend on the requirements of your state. Some states require that the stamp be made by a licensed vendor, while others have no such requirement. In general, it is best to buy stamps from a vendor who specializes in selling stamps for professional engineers. This will ensure that you are getting a high-quality product that meets your state board requirements.

PDF Proof Preview before Production

Before committing to purchasing seals, customers may opt to elect for the company or business to send you a PDF proof to review and get your approval prior to production. This way you confirm and have verification that the image of the seal is up to state specification before they create the seal.

About ESS

Engineer Seal Stamps (ESS) is a leading provider of professional seal and professional engineer stamp supplies, including products for land surveyors, architects, and engineers. Whether you are looking to purchase a single stamp or multiple stamps we are a one-stop shop for your top-quality stamp supplies and other products. Our production and customization are done in the USA. If you are looking at purchasing supplies from our company you can count on production running about one business day and quick shipping afterward. Most electronic stamp files are sent the same day as your product shipped. If you have any questions please contact us.

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