All engineers conducting business in Guam are required to use Guam PE stamps or seals that conform to the standards set out by the licensing board. The official seal of the Board must consist of the Guam territory seal, surrounded by the phrase “Territorial Board of Registration for Professional Engineers, Architects, and Land Surveyors".
Obtaining a Seal
When you become registered as a professional engineer in Guam, you will be required to obtain a seal as described above. In addition to the above information Guam PE stamps and seals must also include your registration number and your discipline. As an example, your seal would read “Professional Engineer” followed by the word “Civil,” “Mechanical,” “Electrical” or “Structural” in brackets.
Using the Guam PE Stamps and Seals
In Guam, you can use a rubber stamp in addition to, or instead of, your seal. The seal has to leave a permanent mark on any document that you’re sealing, including blueprints, drawings, original tracings, reports, specifications, and any other documents that you might prepare in your capacity as a professional engineer. In addition, your signature must appear next to the seal, along with the phrase "This work was prepared by me or under my direct supervision".
Any time that you are filing a document with a government agency, or presenting it to a client, your Guam PE stamps or seals must be present. This certifies that all reports, plans, design information, calculations and drawings were either done by you, or done under your direct supervision.
The signature and seal must be present on not only original copies, but also on tracings or other documents that can be reproduced, so that when they are reproduced, your signature and seal will also appear.
If the project is residential, the seal will be placed wherever the documents contain more than a single sheet. The title page must be signed and sealed by anyone who was involved in the work, and by anyone who directly supervised and was responsible for the work. Each sheet must also be signed by the person responsible for it. If a firm has performed the work, then each sheet must be signed by the registrant who did the work, and the title page must be signed by the person who was in charge of the work.
If the work was done outside of the registrant’s permanent location, the seal can only be used if that registrant actually supervised the work full time and directly.
If a registrant of another state is working under a temporary permit in Guam, then the Guam PE stamps and seals will not be used. Instead, the registrant will use the seal of his or her state, and include a copy of the temporary work permit authorizing him or her to work in Guam.