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Using Your New Jersey Engineering Embosser: Rules and Requirements

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Like other states, New Jersey has specific rules and regulations when it comes to using engineering seals. You must understand all of these requirements to ensure your compliance when using a New Jersey engineering embosser. Here you will find out what you need to know about the engineering seal and the regulations to which it must conform.

New Jersey Engineer Seal Requirements for Professional Engineers

Each seal used in New Jersey must be 1 ½” in diameter. The seal is made up of two concentric circles, with a larger outer one around a smaller inner one. Between these two circles are the words “State of New Jersey” at the top, along with “Professional Engineer” along the bottom. Inside the small inner circle, the engineer’s name is at the top with the word “licensed” along the bottom. In the center of these words, the license number must be a straight line, with or without a prefix.

It is acceptable for New Jersey engineering embosser seals to be used without the prefix, but most seals do contain them. For those who have a dual license, the seal will appear the same, with the addition of “& Land Surveyor” after the professional engineer designation between the circles. The prefix for the professional engineer license number is "GE", the prefix for the dual license number is "GB", and for land surveyors, it is "GS"

Using a New Jersey Professional Engineer Stamp or Seal

There are also usage requirements in place for the proper application of the engineering seal. Unlike many other states, New Jersey does not allow the use of digital reproductions or rubber stamp-style seals. All seals must be affixed using a New Jersey engineering embosser. This seal is required on all reports, plans, descriptions, maps, certifications, and drawings for building and structure construction.

The seal is also required on all documents that require an engineer’s input or calculations. Use of the seal is only permitted on documents on which the engineer has worked to create. If multiple parties worked on a single document, the New Jersey engineering embosser must be used along with an explanation of what the engineer’s part of the document was.

Engineers are not permitted to use a seal if they did not oversee the work, or did not directly have anything to do with the creation of the document. Using a New Jersey engineering embosser denotes that the person affixing it has made certain that all calculations and information meet the requirements and codes for the project. The engineering seal, along with a signature, must be included on each page of any paper requiring it.

Staying in Compliance with the New Jersey State Board

Due to the strict requirements in New Jersey, licensed engineers must be familiar with and understand the requirements of using the appropriate seals. Failing to use only a New Jersey engineering embosser, rather than a rubber reproduction or a digital facsimile, could result in fines and other ramifications.

All newly licensed engineers need to ensure proper compliance by reading Title 13, Chapter 40 of the New Jersey Administrative Code, which will provide all relevant information about both New Jersey engineering embosser seals and title blocks on required documents.


Types of Seal Products Available for the New Jersey Professional Engineer

New Jersey Professional Engineers have a wide selection of stamp and seal products to choose from, below are the most popular products for the New Jersey Professional Engineer.

New Jersey Professional Engineer Rubber Stamps

Looking for a New Jersey Engineer Stamp? Look no further than ours! This New Jersey Engineer Stamp also comes with a free digital stamp and 6 different file types included. This stamp is guaranteed to meet your state board specifications and is the most economical form of stamping available. You can use it with a separate stamp pad and it features a regular wooden handle. The stamp pads are also easily interchangeable so you can always have the perfect color combination for your needs. Even though an embossing seal is required some engineers choose to use a New Jersey engineer stamp in conjunction with the embossing seal.

Digital Seals or Electronic Files

Looking for a quick and easy way to get your digital seals? Look no further than our online service! We provide you with a high-quality, state-board-authorized image that can be easily downloaded and used on all of your documents. Plus, we guarantee that our product will meet all of your state board specifications. These digital seals are emailed in 6 file types and make it easy to sign and seal electronically.

Handheld New Jersey Professional Engineer Embossing Seal

The Handheld New Jersey Professional Engineer Embossing Seal is a great choice for engineers who need a notary stamp. This compact seal design is easy to carry with you or store in small spaces. The seal impression area is 1-1/2" in diameter and has a reach of about 1-½". The handle is a polished chrome handle. This embosser is made to state board specifications and includes a deluxe leatherette pouch.

Long Reach New Jersey Engineer Seal

The Long Reach New Jersey Engineer Seal is perfect for a new jersey engineer. It's a heavy-duty engineer embosser that makes a great engineer embossed seal. It creates a raised seal impression on the paper. The custom engraved professional engineer seal embosser has a seal impression area of 1-1/2" in diameter and a seal reach of about 2-½". It's made to state board specifications.

Extended Long Reach New Jersey Professional Engineer Seal

If you are a New Jersey engineer, then you need the Extended Long Reach New Jersey Professional Engineer Seal. This heavy-duty embosser will create crisp impressions on your paper, and it is custom engraved with your professional engineer seal. The seal impression area is 1-1/2" in diameter per the new jersey state board, and the reach of the seal is about 4-½". This product is made to state board specifications and is a great way to make sure your documents are properly sealed document.



Engineers in New Jersey need to be aware of the regulations surrounding their profession and what is required on official documents. There are a variety of seal products available, each with its own set of benefits depending on your needs. You can also get digital seals or electronic files that meet all state board specifications. For those who need a notary stamp, there is the Handheld New Jersey Professional Engineer Embossing Seal. The Long Reach New Jersey Engineer Seal is perfect for creating raised seal impressions, while the Extended Long Reach New Jersey Professional Engineer Seal has an extended reach for larger documents. Make sure you are familiar with all the regulations and requirements to avoid fines and other ramifications.

About ESS

At ESS, we know that you are at your computer a lot and need both a crimping seal and need access to an electronic seal for sealing in AutoCAD. We have you covered as our digital seals are free with the purchase of a New Jersey Engineer Seal or Stamp. Choose a link above and check out our website to view all of the engineer seals and products for land surveyors. Read the full description for each one. All our products are prepared in the USA.