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Professional Engineer Seal and Titleblock Rules - Professional Engineers

The Board for Professional Engineers has adopted amendments to COMAR to allow for the use of digital signatures by licensees. It is important to note that Maryland Professional Engineers may begin using digital signatures but they are not required to do so. The amendments became effective September 1, 2014.

A licensee's seal shall be a seal consisting of the pictorial device of the Great Seal of Maryland as a center, surrounded by the words "State of Maryland" and "Professional Engineer" and the licensee's name and license number. An impression seal, rubber stamp facsimile, or digital seal is acceptable.

The overall diameter of the seal may not be smaller than the commercially designated 1-5/8 inches and not larger than the commercially designated 2 inches. You may contact any stamp or Seal Company as the Board cannot recommend a specific company.

Sample Professional Engineer's Seal

Great Seal of Maryland

A professional engineer is required to include the following additional certification when signing and sealing plans, specifications, drawings, reports, or other documents:

"Professional Certification. I hereby certify that these documents were prepared or approved by me, and that I am a duly licensed professional engineer under the laws of the State of Maryland, License No. , Expiration Date: ."

The titleblock, certification, seal, and signature shall appear close to each other.