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Nebraska PE Stamp Overview

PE stamps in Nebraska are regulated by the Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects (NBEA) to ensure the authenticity and accountability of engineering work. In this blog post, we will summarize the key requirements for Nebraska PE stamps and provide a comprehensive overview of the relevant regulations and guidelines.

Nebraska Code Reference: The requirements for Nebraska PE stamps are outlined in the Nebraska Administrative Code (NAC). The specific sections that cover PE stamps are:

  • NAC Title 110, Chapter 6: The Licensee Seal
  • Nebraska Revised Statutes § 81-3437: Certificate of licensure; seal; use; prohibited acts

Stamp Size and Design – The Nebraska PE stamp must meet the following size and design requirements:

SizeThe seal shall have a minimum diameter of 1-5/8 inches.
DesignThe seal shall bear the licensee’s name, license number, and the words “Professional Engineer” and “State of Nebraska.”
BorderThe seal shall have two concentric circles with the outer circle having a minimum diameter of 1-5/8 inches.
LetteringThe licensee’s name and license number shall be placed within the inner circle. The words “Professional Engineer” and “State of Nebraska” shall be placed between the inner and outer circles.

Other Important Information:

  1. Signing and Sealing: All final engineering documents must be signed, dated, and sealed by the licensee in responsible charge of the work. The signature and date shall be placed adjacent to the seal. The purpose of the seal is to certify that the work has been performed by the licensee or under their direct supervision.
  2. Electronic Signatures: The use of electronic signatures and digital seals is permitted in Nebraska, provided they meet the requirements set forth by the NBEA. The electronic seal and signature must be unique to the licensee, verifiable, and under the sole control of the licensee. The use of electronic seals and signatures does not negate the requirements for proper signing and sealing of engineering documents.
  3. Out-of-State Licensees: Professional engineers licensed in other states must obtain a Nebraska PE license through comity or reciprocity to practice engineering in Nebraska and use the Nebraska PE stamp on their documents. The NBEA has specific requirements for out-of-state licensees seeking to obtain a Nebraska PE license, including education, experience, and examination requirements.
  4. Stamp Ownership: The PE stamp is the property of the licensee and must be under their control at all times. It is the licensee’s responsibility to prevent unauthorized use of their stamp and to report any lost or stolen stamps to the NBEA immediately.
  5. Stamp Usage: The PE stamp should only be used on documents that have been prepared by the licensee or under their direct supervision. The licensee is responsible for ensuring that all documents bearing their seal are accurate, complete, and comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and professional standards. Misuse of the stamp, such as sealing documents not prepared by the licensee or under their direct supervision, may result in disciplinary action by the NBEA, including fines, suspension, or revocation of the PE license.
  6. Retention of Sealed Documents: Nebraska regulations require that licensees maintain a record of all documents bearing their seal for a minimum of five years following the date of sealing. These records must be made available to the NBEA upon request and may be used in the event of a complaint or disciplinary action against the licensee.
  7. Professional Conduct: Nebraska PEs are expected to adhere to the highest standards of professional conduct and ethics. This includes maintaining competency in their field of practice, avoiding conflicts of interest, and promptly reporting any violations of the Nebraska PE laws and regulations to the NBEA.

By adhering to these requirements and staying informed about any updates or changes to the Nebraska PE stamp regulations, professional engineers can ensure compliance with state laws and maintain the integrity of their professional work. Regular review of the relevant NAC and Nebraska Revised Statutes sections and the NBEA website is essential for staying current with the latest requirements and guidelines.

For more detailed information, please refer to the official website of the Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects at

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