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Professional of Record Guidance


ODOT Policy DES 05-02
This page provides information about Professional of Record (POR) requirements to seal work products.  The requirements apply to work performed for the Department by licensed engineers, land surveyors, geologists, landscape architects, and photogrammetrists under the following Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) and Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR):    
The Chief Highway Engineer issues Technical Directives that implement the Department’s policy and list specific work products that are required to be sealed by a POR. The Chief Highway Engineer’s Technical Directives can be accessed from this webpage.
The Department policy (DES 05-02: Requirements for Licensed Engineers, Land Surveyors, Geologists, Landscape Architects, and Photogrammetrists) can be accessed from this webpage by ODOT employees only. If you wish further information regarding ODOT Policies and Procedures, please contact:
Business Services Branch, MS #51
355 Capitol St. NE
Salem, OR 97301
(503) 986-3281

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Agency Policy

The following paragraphs are excerpts from the official policy DES 05-02.
The Department shall hire and contract for qualified professionals licensed in the state of Oregon to perform work under the responsible charge of licensed professionals in accordance with Oregon statutes, administrative rules, and the legal opinions of respective Oregon licensing boards.
Work products required to be sealed by licensed professionals under Oregon statutes, rules, and the licensing board rulings/legal opinions shall be prepared by, or under the responsible charge of, qualified licensed professionals.
Each licensed professional who seals a work product shall be the Professional of Record (POR) for the work product bearing the seal. A change or modification to a work product that requires a POR's seal must be approved by the POR or an authorized licensed professional who will be responsible for the change. Changes not requiring approval of a licensed professional are not covered under this policy.
Internal ODOT employees may view the ODOT policy using the link below:
ODOT Policy DES 05-02 - IntRanet (ODOT Employees Only)

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Upcoming technical guidance will be referenced in this section to provide information such as specific work products that shall be sealed by a Professional of Record along with policy directives.
TSB11-01(D) - Professional Sealing of Project Special Provisions.

TSB11-02(D) - Documents Requiring the Seal of Licensed Engineers, Land Surveyors, Geologists, Landscape Arthitects, and Photogrammetricts.
More detailed information about these guides will be listed on the Technical Guidance web page on the Technical Services web site.

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CPRO - Committee Info

ODOT employees may use the following link to access all CPRO committee information.
CPRO TransNet Site (ODOT Employees Only)

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