N.J. Admin. Code § 13:40-8.1

Current through Register Vol. 56, No. 14, July 15, 2024
Section 13:40-8.1 - Signing and sealing of documents
(a) All sealing of documents shall be done with a digital or an impression-type seal, the design of which shall be authorized by the Board and shall contain the name and license number of the professional engineer or professional land surveyor and the legend "Licensed Professional Engineer," "Licensed Land Surveyor" or "Licensed Professional Engineer and Land Surveyor," as the case may be. Alternatives, such as rubber stamp facsimiles of the seal shall not be permitted. Digital seals may be used, so long as they are in compliance with N.J.A.C. 13:40-8.1A.
(b) The application of a signature and seal to documents relating to the practice of professional engineering and/or professional land surveying shall indicate that the licensee has provided regular and effective supervision to those individuals performing services that directly and materially affect the quality and competence of the engineering or land surveying work rendered.
1. The following documents shall be signed and sealed and shall contain the name of the professional business entity and, if appropriate, the entity's certificate of authorization number:
i. Maps, plats, reports, descriptions, plans, design specifications, certifications or similar documents; and
ii. Shop drawings for the construction of buildings, structures and related equipment, or for other purposes, the preparation of which requires engineering calculations and/or engineering input. Catalog information and standard product information shall be exempt from the requirements of this section.
(c) The signature and/or seal signifies that the licensee takes professional responsibility for the document based upon the accepted standards of practice in place at the time the documents were sealed.
(d) Where the document includes the work of more than one professional, each professional shall sign and seal the document with clear reference to the work that he or she has performed. See 13:40-8.6 for title block requirements.
(e) A licensee shall not affix a signature and/or seal to documents constituting the practice of the profession regulated which have been prepared by another person unless such work was performed under the direction and supervision of the licensee.
(f) Incomplete and/or draft plans, documents, and sketches, whether advanced or preliminary copies, shall be conspicuously identified and may be signed but shall not be sealed, provided the licensee inserts the language that "This is not a sealed document" in place of the seal in the title block.

N.J. Admin. Code § 13:40-8.1

Amended by 47 N.J.R. 2874(a), effective 11/16/2015