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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 6TEXAS BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS
CHAPTER 137COMPLIANCE AND PROFESSIONALISM
SUBCHAPTER BSEALING REQUIREMENTS
RULE §137.37Sealing Misconduct

(a) A license holder is guilty of misconduct and subject to disciplinary action if the license holder:

  (1) knowingly signs or seals any engineering document or product if its use or implementation may endanger the health, safety, property or welfare of the public.

  (2) signs or affixes a seal on any document or product when the license is inactive or has been revoked, suspended, or has expired.

  (3) alters a sealed document without proper notification to the responsible license holder.

  (4) allows others access to his or her electronic files containing his or her seal and/or electronic signature, unless access is explicitly authorized for particular engineering work.

(b) A person not licensed by the board may not use, cause to be used, affix or cause to be affixed or in any other manner, regardless of the means, attach or in any way depict an engineering seal or a representation of an engineering seal without the express permission by the licensee responsible for the project or the specific engineering work in question.


Source Note: The provisions of this §137.37 adopted to be effective May 20, 2004, 29 TexReg 4878; amended to be effective April 27, 2008, 33 TexReg 3267; amended to be effective December 25, 2012, 37 TexReg 9933

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