ORS 672.020¹
Practice of engineering without registration prohibited
  • seal required

(1) In order to safeguard life, health and property, no person shall practice or offer to practice engineering in this state unless the person is registered and has a valid certificate to practice engineering issued under ORS 672.002 (Definitions for ORS 672.002 to 672.325) to 672.325 (Civil penalties).

(2) Each registered professional engineer shall, upon registration, obtain a seal of the design authorized by the State Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying. Every final document including drawings, specifications, designs, reports, narratives, maps and plans issued by a registrant shall be stamped with the seal and signed by the registrant. The signature and stamp of a registrant constitute a certification that the document was prepared by the registrant or under the supervision and control of the registrant. [Amended by 1971 c.751 §6; 1995 c.33 §2; 1995 c.79 §339; 1997 c.210 §3]

Notes of Decisions

Prohibi­tion on providing engineering services without being registered is sufficient to make contract to provide such services unenforceable by plaintiff who performed engineering services but was not registered. Wheeler v. Bucksteel Co., 73 Or App 495, 698 P2d 995 (1985), Sup Ct review denied

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Need for services of registered professional engineer for construc­tion, reconstruc­tion or repair of public roads, (1979) Vol 40, p 143

Chapter 672

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Design of air pollu­tion control equip­ment and wigwam waste burners as professional engineering, (1971) Vol 35, p 917

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 672—Professional Engineers; Land Surveyors; Photogrammetrists; Geologists, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors672.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 672, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­672ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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