In Connecticut, every professional engineer is required to have a Connecticut PE seal or rubber stamp, which is acquired at the engineer’s expense. The seal needs to conform fully to every rule and regulation that is set out by the Connecticut state board.
The State of Connecticut Professional Engineer Stamp Requirements
The seal must be 1-½" in diameter. The Connecticut engineer seal can be either a stamp or an embosser. It can be a self-inking stamp, a pre-inked stamp, or a regular rubber stamp. There are no requirements for the Connecticut professional engineer stamp ink color. If you are licensed as a land surveyor as well as a professional engineer, you must have separate seals for each license-there is not an applicable dual license. At Engineer Seal Stamps.com, most orders of our stamps and seals typically ship out within one business day. We also have several add-ons that can be included at checkout, like a proof or a signature overlay with a transparent background.
Using the Connecticut PE Seal
The regulations for the state of Connecticut require that you apply your seal to each and every map, drawing, plan, survey, sketch, specification or other documents that pertain to any project that you, as a Connecticut professional engineer, submit to your client. If documents are bound together, then you need only apply the seal to a single sheet, unless you are submitting plans for building permits along with appurtenant structures. In that case, you must apply the seal to each individual sheet.
You must not affix your seal to any map, plan, sketch, drawing, survey, specification or any other document that you have not prepared personally, or that has not been prepared under your direct supervisory control. You may, however, sign and seal documents that you did not prepare, or that were not prepared under your supervision provided that you retain, for a minimum of six years, a comprehensive evaluation, in writing, of the professional services that are represented in the documents. This includes, but is not limited to, specifications, drawings, reports, calculations, designs, and references to the standards and codes that apply to the project. This evaluation must provide clear identification of the project and any documents that relate to it, the date on which the evaluation was done, and your seal and signature. It must also include the name of the organization or individual for whom you did the evaluation.
Land Surveyors and Professional Engineers
If you are also operating as a land surveyor, you must also provide a written statement to the effect that any map or survey that bears your signature and seal is substantially correct in accordance with the degree of accuracy thereon. You can find more information on these regulations on our page about the state of Connecticut land surveyors. Accuracy is classified in accordance with the recommended code of practice for accuracy regarding maps and surveys as approved by the Connecticut state board.
Your Responsibility A Connecticut Engineer
As the holder of an official Connecticut professional engineer stamp, you are responsible for its use. If you should happen to lose your Connecticut engineer stamp, you must immediately contact the Department of Consumer Protection and the Connecticut Board of Examiners to report that loss. Preferably you will do so immediately, but you have to do it no later than fifteen days after you discover the loss or you could be subjected to disciplinary action.
To have a lost seal or rubber stamps replaced, you will need to submit a petition to have a new Connecticut engineer license issued along with the loss report. If anyone misuses the lost Connecticut professional engineer stamp, you will be responsible for that misuse up until the time when you report the loss of your engineer stamp.
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