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Utah PE Stamp Overview

PE stamps in Utah are regulated by the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL) to ensure the authenticity and accountability of engineering work. In this blog post, we will summarize the key requirements for Utah PE stamps and provide a comprehensive overview of the relevant regulations and guidelines.

Utah Code Reference: The requirements for Utah PE stamps are outlined in the Utah Administrative Code, specifically in Rule R156-22-601: Seal Requirements.

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

SizeThe seal shall be a minimum of 1-1/2 inches in diameter.
DesignThe seal shall bear the licensee’s name, license number, and the words “Professional Engineer” and “State of Utah.”
BorderThe seal shall have a circular border with the licensee’s name and license number placed within the circle.
LetteringThe licensee’s name and license number shall be placed within the circle. The words “Professional Engineer” and “State of Utah” shall be placed around the perimeter of the circle.

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 Utah, provided they meet the requirements set forth by the DOPL. 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 Utah PE license through comity or endorsement to practice engineering in Utah and use the Utah PE stamp on their documents. The DOPL has specific requirements for out-of-state licensees seeking to obtain a Utah 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 DOPL 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 DOPL, including fines, suspension, or revocation of the PE license.
  6. Retention of Sealed Documents: Utah regulations require that licensees maintain a record of all documents bearing their seal for a minimum of three years following the date of sealing. These records must be made available to the DOPL upon request and may be used in the event of a complaint or disciplinary action against the licensee.
  7. Professional Conduct: Utah 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 Utah PE laws and regulations to the DOPL.

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

For more detailed information, please refer to the official website of the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing at https://dopl.utah.gov/eng/.

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