Current through Register Vol. 61, No. 4, April 1, 2022
(1) Seals, as
referenced by ORS 672.020(2) and
must contain the printed name of the registrant, the date of registration, the
number of the registrant's certificate of registration, and the registrant's
professional title. The registrant's printed name on the seal will be exactly
the same as the registrant's name on file with the Board.
The size, design and content of the seal
will be an exact replica, in style, of the examples shown in Exhibit 1
(Official Seals) for the profession or branch of the profession in which the
registrant is licensed. (A tolerance of 1/4" is permitted as to the size of the
seal). The expiration or renewal date may be made part of the seal. If the
expiration or renewal date is not made part of the seal, it must be
handwritten, in permanent ink, after the word "Expires" or "Renews." Reduced or
enlarged seals are not permitted on final documents. In addition to these
requirements, registrants will use the following seals:
(a) Professional engineers holding a
structural engineering certificate will use the seal with the designation
"Structural" above the words "Registered Professional Engineer," as shown in
Exhibit 1-b. Other registered professional engineers will use the seal shown in
Exhibit 1-a; [Exhibit not included. See ED. NOTE.]
(b) Registered professional traffic engineer,
who may practice only traffic engineering will use the seal shown in Exhibit
1-f; [Exhibit not included. See ED. NOTE.]
(c) Registered professional land surveyors
will use the seal shown in Exhibit 1-c; [Exhibit not included. See ED.
(d) Registered professional
photogrammetrists will use the seal shown in Exhibit 1-d; [Exhibit not
included. See ED. NOTE.]
Registered water rights examiners will use the seal shown in Exhibit 1-e.
[Exhibit not included. See ED. NOTE.]
(3) The seal may be applied to a document by
rubber stamp or it may be computer-generated onto the document.
(4) The registrant will sign through the
middle of the seal or in the place on the seal as indicated for signature, in
handwriting, and in permanent ink.
A digital signature, for final documents
is acceptable as an alternative to a handwritten signature in permanent ink if
the digital signature:
(a) Is unique to the
registrant using it;
independently verifiable by a Certificate Authority (3rd Party);
(c) Is under the sole control of the
registrant using it;
(d) Is linked
to the document in such a manner that the digital signature is invalidated if
any data in the document is changed; and
(e) Bears the phrase "digitally signed" in
place of a handwritten signature.
(6) Only individuals registered as
professional engineers, professional traffic engineers, professional land
surveyors, professional photogrammetrists, or certified water rights examiners
may use a seal with a shape, form or wording similar to those shown in Exhibit
1. Using such a seal without registration constitutes falsely representing that
the person is authorized to practice the profession.
(7) Registrants in the "pending" status must,
as part of their seal or handwritten in permanent ink, write the word "pending"
as the expiration date if their expiration date is part of their seal, and
write the word "pending" as their renewal date if their renewal date is part of