(A) Each registrant may upon registration obtain a seal of the design authorized by the board, bearing the registrant's name and the legend, "Registered Professional Engineer," or "Registered Professional Surveyor." Plans, specifications, plats, reports and all other engineering or surveying work product issued by a registrant shall be stamped with the said seal and be signed and dated by the registrant, or bear a computer generated seal and electronic signature and date. No person shall stamp or seal any document with said seal after the certificate of the registrant named thereon has expired, or suspended, or has been revoked, unless said certificate of registration shall have been renewed or reissued.
(B) Each registrant is charged with the safeguarding of their personal seal.
(C) By affixing their seal to any document, the registrant certifies to the accuracy and completeness of the information contained in the sealed document, and by such action, assumes full responsibility thereof.
(D) Plans, specifications, plats, reports and all other engineering or surveying work product bearing a computer generated seal and electronic signature and date shall have an electronic authentication process attached to or logically associated with the electronic document. The electronic signature must be unique to the person using it; capable of verification; under the sole control of the person using it; linked to a document in such a manner that the electronic signature is invalidated if any data in the document is changed.
Prior History: (Effective:
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/18/2008 and 11/24/2013
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4733.07
Rule Amplifies: 4733.14
Prior Effective Dates: 4-15-85; 3-18-89; 11-1-03 )