In Wisconsin, every engineer has to have either an embossing seal or a rubber stamp that conforms to the rules that are set out by the Engineering Board for the state. In some states, the requirements are less stringent than they are in others, but Wisconsin is a state that has fairly strict standards. You do have some flexibility, though, in that you can use either a seal or a rubber stamp.
Wisconsin Engineering Stamp Regulations
Wisconsin PE embossers or Wisconsin Engineer stamps must comply with board specifications. The overall diameter can be no smaller than 1-5/8", and no larger than 2". Each stamp or seal must include the name of the registrant, the permit number, and the name of both the city and the state. You can, however, use an abbreviation for the state. The typical seal is 1-5/8" inches in diameter.
The Law for a Professional Engineer Licensed in Wisconsin
Under Wisconsin law, you can use a Wisconsin PE embosser seal that includes the information supplied above, or a rubber stamp that is identical in design, content, and size to a board-approved seal. Every set of documents, drawings, reports, and plans that are submitted must be signed, sealed, and dated by either the registrant or the permit holder who was responsible for directing and preparing the written material.
If more than one sheet is bound (as in a volume), then the permit holder or registrant may sign, date, and seal only the index sheet or the title, provided that the signed sheet clearly identifies all the other sheets in the volume, and that any sheets that are prepared by any other permit holder and registrant are also signed, dated and sealed by the primary registrant or permit holder. This applies also to revisions.
All Wisconsin PE embosser seals or stamps that are affixed to specifications and drawings must be original. Electronic scans are not permitted, nor are stickers. All stamps and seals must be signed and dated as follows:
- In permanent ink that contrasts with the background and the seal
- Using an approved electronic signature
- Adhering to any other requirements for seals and signatures that are required by statute
Out-of-State Professional Engineering Stamps
If plans, calculations, and specifications have been prepared by an engineer other than the one registered in the State of Wisconsin, they can be submitted provided that they have been prepared by an engineer who is licensed in another state, or under the supervision of an engineer licensed in another state. Then they must be certified by a professional engineer or an architect registered in the state of Wisconsin, along with statements to the effect that they comply with all state building codes and other laws. The reviewing engineer or architect must state that he or she will be responsible for supervising the construction work, adhering to state, county, and municipal requirements. An explanation must also be provided as to why the supervising engineer is not actually performing the work.
Products Available for Professional Engineers
ESS can provide you with the stamps, seals, and other products you need to meet the requirements of the State of Wisconsin, including:
- Rubber stamps, Self Inking Stamps, and Pre-Inked Stamps
- Embossing Seals including Handheld Seals, Soft Seals, and Desk Embossers
Self-Inking Wisconsin Professional Engineer Stamp
Looking for a Wisconsin Professional Engineer Stamp that is state board approved and comes with a free digital seal? Look no further than the Self-Inking Wisconsin Engineer Stamp! This professional quality stamp is available in 11 ink colors, making it easy to find the perfect color for your needs as a Wisconsin engineer. The simple press and print design make repetitive stamping a breeze, while the internal ink pad ensures up to 5,000 impressions before re-inking is necessary. For added convenience, the ink pads are also replaceable when they start running low.
Computer-Generated Wisconsin Engineer Stamp or Electronic Seal
The Digital Wisconsin Professional Engineer Stamp is the perfect way to add a professional touch to your documents. This electronic record is sent via email within 1 business day and includes 6 file types: DXF, DWG, TIF, JPG, PDF, and PNG. The default color is black but additional copies are available in red, blue, or green. The digital PE seal is guaranteed to meet your state board specification for the Wisconsin Professional Engineer and has a 300 DPI resolution, perfect for printing. You have the option to add a signature overlay, but this is not required. The Wisconsin Professional Engineer Stamp is ideal for the electronic submissions of documents.
At ESS, we know that your registration seal is an important part of being a registered professional and you need a stamp authorized for your state. We make registration seals for professional land surveyors, landscape architects, registered architects, and so many more professions. We know that your landscape architect or your Wisconsin registered architect seal or your Wisconsin professional engineer stamp needs to be made based on local code requirements. Check out our website to find a professional land surveyor stamp or a registered architect embosser.