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1800.4200 CERTIFICATION AND SIGNATURE.

Subpart 1.

Requirement; generally.

The certification and signature on plans, drawings, specifications, plats, reports, and other documents that require a signature is mandatory, as provided by Minnesota Statutes, section 326.12, subdivision 3. The certification and signature may be electronic, as defined by Minnesota Statutes, section 325L.02, paragraph (h); facsimile; or digital. A person in direct supervision of work as referred to in the foregoing subdivision is construed to mean the person whose professional skill and judgment are embodied in the document signed, and who assumes responsibility for the accuracy and adequacy thereof.

Subp. 1a.

Licensee or certificate holder duties.

A.

A licensee or certificate holder shall sign and certify documents and surveys that safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of the public.

B.

The licensee shall sign and certify only work within the licensee's or certificate holder's area of licensure or certification. Two or more licensees or certificate holders may affix their certification and signature if each licensee or certificate holder designates the specific subject matter for which that licensee or certificate holder is responsible.

C.

A licensee or certificate holder shall not affix a signature or certification to any plans or documents dealing with subject matter in which the licensee or certificate holder lacks competence.

D.

A licensee or certificate holder shall not affix a signature or certification to any plan or document not prepared under the licensee's or certificate holder's responsible charge.

E.

A licensee or certificate holder may accept assignments for coordinating an entire project, provided that each design discipline signs and certifies as the licensee or certificate holder responsible for preparing their design.

Subp. 2.

[Repealed, 43 SR 89]

Subp. 3.

Certification.

The certification by each of the professions responsible for the preparation of bound specifications, plats, reports, or other documents must be shown on the title sheet, first sheets, or certification page. The certification by each of the professions responsible for the preparation of plans or drawings must be shown on each sheet of the set of plans or drawings.

A.

The board licenses applicants as an architect, a professional engineer, a land surveyor, a landscape architect, a professional geologist, or a professional soil scientist.

B.

The official roster designates the branch of engineering in which the licensed engineer was examined. An applicant for licensure as a professional engineer is examined in the branch of engineering that the applicant selects and in which the applicant is deemed qualified by the board.

C.

A professional engineer may engage in practice in any branch of engineering in which the professional engineer is competent and qualified by education, examination, or experience. A professional engineer who certifies and signs plans, specifications, reports, or other documents may be required to establish, to the satisfaction of the board, that the work was performed according to recognized and acceptable engineering standards and practice.

Subp. 4.

Language.

The following wording shall be incorporated in the certification:

I hereby certify that this plan, specification, or report was prepared by me or under my direct supervision and that I am a duly Licensed Architect under the laws of the state of Minnesota.

Signature: ______________ Typed or Printed Name: _______________

Date_____________________ Lic. No.____________________

I hereby certify that this plan, specification, or report was prepared by me or under my direct supervision and that I am a duly Licensed Professional Engineer under the laws of the state of Minnesota.

Signature: ______________ Typed or Printed Name: ______________

Date_____________________ Lic. No.____________________

I hereby certify that this survey, plan, or report was prepared by me or under my direct supervision and that I am a duly Licensed Land Surveyor under the laws of the state of Minnesota.

Signature: ______________ Typed or Printed Name: ______________

Date____________________ Lic. No._____________________

I hereby certify that this plan, specification, or report was prepared by me or under my direct supervision and that I am a duly Certified Interior Designer under the laws of the state of Minnesota.

Signature: ______________ Typed or Printed Name: ______________

Date____________________ Cert. No._____________________

I hereby certify that this plan, specification, or report was prepared by me or under my direct supervision and that I am a duly Licensed Landscape Architect under the laws of the state of Minnesota.

Signature: ______________ Typed or Printed Name: ______________

Date____________________ Lic. No._____________________

I hereby certify that this plan, document, or report was prepared by me or under my direct supervision and that I am a duly Licensed Professional Geologist under the laws of the state of Minnesota.

Signature: ______________ Typed or Printed Name: ______________

Date____________________ Lic. No._____________________

I hereby certify that this plan, document, or report was prepared by me or under my direct supervision and that I am a duly Licensed Professional Soil Scientist under the laws of the state of Minnesota.

Signature: ______________ Typed or Printed Name: ______________

Date:___________________ Lic. No._____________________

Subp. 4a.

Documents requiring signature and certification.

The following documents must be signed and certified:

A.

the certification page of each report;

B.

legal descriptions prepared by a land surveyor; and

C.

other documents that require a signature according to Minnesota Statutes, section 326.12, subdivision 3.

Subp. 5.

Permanence of document certification.

When a document has been certified with the signature of the design professional as specified in subparts 1 to 4, that signature becomes a permanent part of that document and must not be removed at a later date for any reason.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 214.12; 326.06

History:

17 SR 1279; 18 SR 2174; 22 SR 90; 38 SR 59; 43 SR 89

Published Electronically:

August 16, 2018