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RULE §137.31Seal Specifications

(a) Upon issuance of a license, each license holder is required to obtain a seal under the requirements of §133.97 of this title (relating to Issuance of License) and submit an impression of the seal or an electronic seal, and an original or an electronic signature to the board for board records.

(b) Physical and electronic seals shall be of the design illustrated in this section and shall be no larger than two inches. Regardless of seal size the engineer's name and number must be clearly legible.

(c) All physical seals obtained and used by license holders shall be capable of leaving a permanent ink image or permanent impression of the seal attached to the engineering work.

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(d) All seals obtained and used by license holders shall contain any given name, commonly accepted variation of the given name, or initial combination with the surname as currently listed with the board and in the usual written signature. Nicknames shall not be permitted on a seal in lieu of a given name or initial combination. The name can be displayed on the seal using all uppercase letters such as "LESLIE H. DOE" or using the standard combination of upper and lowercase letters, such as "Leslie H. Doe". If after licensure, a license holder legally changes his/her name, the license holder must have a new seal or seals made showing the new legal name and submit an imprint or imprints of the new seal(s) to the board for review, approval, and processing (submitted within 60 days of name change).

(e) Preprinting of blank forms with an engineer's seal, or the use of decal or other seal replicas is prohibited.

(f) When signing an engineering work, the engineer may utilize the designation "P.E" or other terms as described in §137.1 of this chapter (relating to License Holder Designations).

(g) This section does not prevent the reproduction of sealed and signed, original works for distribution.

Source Note: The provisions of this §137.31 adopted to be effective May 20, 2004, 29 TexReg 4878; amended to be effective April 27, 2008, 33 TexReg 3265; amended to be effective December 21, 2008, 33 TexReg 10175; amended to be effective September 20, 2009, 34 TexReg 6322; amended to be effective December 25, 2012, 37 TexReg 9933; amended to be effective December 11, 2016, 41 TexReg 9705

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