You will receive the LBOPG approved seal design once you are licensed.
Rules can be found at Title 46 - PROFESSIONAL AND OCCUPATIONAL STANDARDS Part LXII. Professional Geoscientists. Legislation can be found at Chapter 8-A of Title 37 of the Louisiana Revised Statue of 1950, R.S. 37:711.1 through 711.24.
Louisiana Professional Geoscientists Seal Guidance
Rules can be found at Title 46 - PROFESSIONAL AND OCCUPATIONAL STANDARDS Part LXII. Professional Geoscientists.
Legislation can be found at Chapter 8-A of Title 37 of the Louisiana Revised Statue of 1950, R.S. 37:711.1 through 711.24.
Report: a written account or statement describing in detail the results of an investigation or inquiry conducted for an evaluation of environmental and/or civil projects in regard to protecting the public health, safety, and welfare and/or to guarding the state’s natural resources.
Document: any written item of a factual or informative nature presented as evidence or proof supporting the interpretation and/or conclusions of a scientific investigation/inquiry.
How to use the Seal
State law requires that all non-exempt Louisiana geoscience be performed only by a Louisiana licensed geoscientist. All non-exempt geoscientific reports/documents submitted to any government agency must be stamped by a licensed Louisiana geoscientist. (Note: The LBOPG geoscience definition does not include soil science.) Report/Documents requiring this certification shall be rejected if they are not stamped/sealed by the responsible Louisiana licensed geoscientist.
The Licensee shall affix his/her seal, sign his/her name, and place the date of execution on all documents that have been issued by the licensee to a client or any public or governmental agency as completed work following the guidelines in “How to use the Seal” below.
Report/Documents which require a seal may be transmitted electronically provided the seal, signature, and date of the licensee is transmitted in a secure mode that includes the seal, signature, and date being produced or modified.
Certification for Reports:
If a report is created by an individual licensed geoscientist, who is solely responsible for all of the geoscientific work contained within that report, then the responsible licensed geoscientist shall stamp only the signature page. (See below for exception to document inclusions.)
If a report is created by more than one licensed geoscientist, then each individual responsible for one or more portions or components of the geoscientific work contained within that report shall stamp a separate signature page listing any and all portions/components of the work performed solely by that individual. (See below for exception to document inclusions.)
Certification for Document Inclusions to a Report:
If any letters or other written documents (other than the report) created by licensed geoscientists are included with the report either in a report Addendum or as separate documents, then the responsible licensed geoscientist shall stamp, sign, and date each document for which they are solely responsible following the guidelines in “Certification for Reports” above.
If any geoscientific figures, illustrations, charts or graphs (i.e. subsurface maps, cross-sections, drawings, diagrams or other geoscientific documents) are included in the report or in any other supporting written documentation (as in above paragraph), then the responsible licensed geoscientist shall stamp, sign, and date each and all products for which they are solely responsible.
Any and all geoscientific documents which can potentially be exported and taken out of context of the report must be certified (i.e. stamped, signed and dated) in such a way that the certification will be visible on the original and all copies.
Each professional geoscientist, upon licensure, shall obtain an official seal. The application of the licensee's seal, signature, and date shall constitute certification that the work therein was done by the licensee or under his/her responsible charge. The licensee shall be personally and professionally responsible and accountable for the care, custody, control and use of his/her seal, professional signature and identification.
A seal which has been lost, misplaced or stolen shall, upon discovery of its loss, be reported immediately to the board by the licensee. The board may invalidate the licensure number of said licensee, if it deems this necessary, and issue another licensure number to the licensee.
In the case of a temporary permit issued to a licensee of another jurisdiction, the licensee shall affix the seal of his/her jurisdiction of licensure, his/her signature, the date of execution, and his/her Louisiana temporary permit number to all of his/her work.Examples of Vendors
Below is a list of vendors presented for information only. The Board does not endorse or guarantee the work of any particular vendor.
Rebel Stamp & Sign Co
Ed Smith Stencil Works
Acorn Sales Co., Inc.
City Stamp & Seal Co.
Quick Stamp & Sign Mfg.