The Colorado engineer embossing seal is approved by the State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers, and Professional Land Surveyors. Under Section 12-25-117(1), the seal may be the rubber stamp type, computer generated, or the crimp type.
The diameter for the Colorado engineer embossing seal should have an outer circle of 1-5/8" in diameter, while the inner circle should be 15/16" in diameter. Located in the center of the inner circle needs to be the license number of the engineer of whom the seal belongs to. Furthermore, the word “number” should not be located anywhere on the seal. If a seal has been obtained prior to June 1, 2005, it is still allowed to be used and is acceptable under Colorado law.
A Colorado engineer embossing seal has to be applied to the final reports, or the final electronic record of the following documents:
- Every sheet of engineering drawings
- The cover, title page, and table of contents
- The title or signature page
- The title page of details
On every document, whether it is hard copy or electronic, the licensee’s signature as well as the date of signature must be present. This can be done electronically or manually, but they must be visible through the Colorado engineer embossing seal.
In the case of unfinished documents, the signing engineer must write a note describing the report as a preliminary one. Some examples of this type of note would be “for review,” “for bid only,” or “not for construction.”
Once a document has the Colorado engineer embossing seal affixed to it by the engineer, the engineer becomes responsible for the report. The licensee is allowed to set limits on the seal with certain disciplines. Two examples of these would be structural engineer or a civil engineer. The licensed engineer must have a written statement next to the Colorado engineer embossing seal that shows the scope of responsibility of the document.
The Colorado engineer embossing seal is available for purchase through various vendors online. A wide range of products are available to fit the engineer’s personal tastes, as well as the working environment for ease of use. No matter which type of Colorado engineering embossing seal is chosen, it must meet the requirements stated above.