The purpose of this seal is to provide authority to all professional documentation. Individual state laws indicate whether embossing seals or ink stamps are the preferred requirements as well as what information must appear on the seal.
Ohio State Board PE Seal Requirements and Ohio PE Seal Regulations
It is important to note that all engineers working in the state under licensure are required to keep their Ohio engineer’s embosser under control at all times. Unguarded access to it should be denied, as this can result in unauthorized use.
When Should the Ohio Professional Engineer Stamp Be Used?
There are many cases where the official Ohio engineer’s embosser is required. All specifications, drawings, or technical documentation require an official seal. Engineers practicing in the state should apply their seal to forms submitted to government entities or regulatory authorities which pertain to the job, such as documents submitted to an official review committee. Reports that offer engineering direction require signatures and Ohio engineer’s embosser.
Drawings bound into reports are not required to have the seal if the document in which the drawings are contained has the Ohio engineer’s embosser. Should the drawings be part of a larger document that is not sealed then each drawing needs to be sealed individually. There are other cases where professional engineers might consider applying the seal such as any documentation that contains instructions founded in professional judgment, professional opinions, or even engineering calculations. It is up to the discretion of the professional to determine which situations warrant the use of the Ohio engineer’s embosser.
There are some cases where the State of Ohio engineer’s embosser is not legally required. For example: As a licensed engineer in the state, the embossed seal you have is yours to keep and use and no employer has the right to control the seal even if they were the ones who paid for it. Legally the Ohio engineer’s embosser belongs to the person whose name is listed on it or for whom it was purchased and must be maintained by that individual and that individual alone.
What will the Ohio Professional Engineer Stamp Look Like?
The Ohio professional engineer embosser and stamps both come in a diameter of 1-5/8". The rubber stamp is 1-¾". The seal must bear the legend “registered professional engineer” or “surveyor” and it must contain the name of the licensee and their license number. For professional engineers, the prefix “E” for “engineer” must be located in front of the license number. Some engineers may opt for the term PE in front of the license number as well.
What is the diameter of the Ohio PE stamp?
Per the Ohio State Board, the diameter of the seal depends upon what type of professional engineer is created. The Ohio Professional Engineer embossing seal has a diameter of 1-5/8", and this is the same requirement for land surveyors.
If a Self-inking stamp or standard rubber stamp is created then the diameter of the Ohio PE Stamp is 1-3/4" in diameter.
What Type of State of Ohio PE Stamp Products Can I Select?
The state of Ohio has available to engineers a range of official Ohio engineer’s embossers which includes soft seal embossers and handheld seal embossers, as well as desk embossers. Also available are extended long-reach seal embossers, long-reach seal embossers, or traditional embossing seals. If you opt to use rubber stamps in lieu of or in conjunction with the embosser, the state also provides a variety of stamps that can be used by professionals including slim pre-inked stamps, self-inking PE stamps, as well as regular hand rubber stamps, and digital stamps.
Self Inking Stamps
A Self Inking Stamp is a great tool for any engineer. They are perfect for repetitive stamping and can be easily re-inked when needed. Self Inking Stamps can be used for about 5,000 imprints before needing to be replaced, making them a very cost-effective option. Self Inking Stamps are available in 11 ink colors, with black ink being the most common. However, other colors are available upon request. Whether you need a Self Inking Stamp for your personal use or for your business, we have the perfect options for you.
Digital seals and electronic stampsare a quick and easy way to add a professional touch to your documents. These stamps can be sent in six different file formats, making them compatible with a variety of software programs. PNG files have a transparent background, making them ideal for use on web pages or in email signatures. TIF files are great for printing, and you can also get other colors such as red or blue. You can even include a signature overlay as part of the stamp. Digital seals and electronic stamps are a great way to make your documents look more polished and professional.
Where can I purchase Stamp and Seal Products for Professional Engineers?
Engineer Seal Stamps can be purchased from a variety of places, including online retailers, office supply stores, and specialty stores. When choosing a retailer, it is important to consider the type of product you need, as well as the price and shipping options. For example, most Engineer Seals are made to state board specifications. When choosing a retailer, it is also important to consider the price of the Professional Engineer Stamp, as well as the shipping options. Some retailers offer free shipping, while others charge a fee. Finally, it is important to read the reviews of any retailer before purchasing to ensure that you are getting a quality product.
ESS is a lead producer of stamps and seals for professional engineers and surveyors, we provide stamps for the state of Ohio, as well as all 50 states. Most orders are created within a single business day and then shipped. We welcome you to contact us if you have any additional questions. Thank you for reading.