Once a professional engineer receives an engineering license in the state of Arkansas, an Arkansas engineer embosser and stamp needs to be purchased so the engineer can properly seal reports. The embosser or stamp will be used to sign documents such cover sheets, drawings, and reports. In addition, it is unlawful for the engineer to seal a document with an Arkansas engineer embosser or stamp after their license has expired.
Certain specifications and requirements must be met in order for the seal to be considered in accordance with Arkansas state law. The Arkansas engineer embosser and stamp can be anywhere from 1-¼" to 2" in diameter. The most typical size Arkansas engineer embosser and stamp that engineers purchase to use is 1-5/8" in diameter. For the rubber stamps, outer borders, or lines for borders, are okay to use. The edges of stamp may be either milled or have two circles with the inner and outer circles on the milling edge of the seal.
Inside the seal, the licensee’s name, license number, and the words “Licensed Professional Engineer” must be present. The licensee’s name as well as the license number must correspond to the name and number on the Certificate of Licensure. Once the document is sealed with the Arkansas engineer embosser and stamp, it is similar to the engineer saying the documents and information were prepared to the best of their professional knowledge. Furthermore, the seal also signifies the licensee accepts full responsibility the work that is represented in the documents.
Documents may be signed electronically with the Arkansas engineer embosser and stamp. For this to be acceptable, the signature must be able to be verified and the original document must be kept on record. In addition, electronic file must state “This document was originally issued and sealed by (name of licensee), (license number) on date. This copy is not a signed and sealed document.” Any document that is digitally or manually signed may be copied and transmitted electronically.
An Arkansas engineer embosser and stamp can be purchase at many online vendors, just make sure to check specification to ensure they are in accordance with Arkansas state law. The actual embosser and stamp mechanisms come in a variety of sizes so as to fit all types of engineers.