Signatures & Seals
Before 2011, Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba members had to authenticate their professional documents using the traditional signature and manual seal.
The Association still issues manual seals to all members once they register, however members may now digitally authenticate electronic documents. Use of the digital signature allows members to create, sign and issue that file as an original.
"Electronic Seal" is still an acceptable reference to "Digital Signature," the current term for referring to the process by which a unique identifier is applied to a document.
Notarius - Trusted Partner
Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba works with Notarius to manage digital signatures. The Association verifies new applications, and has the authority to revoke digital signatures, whereas Notarius processes applications, renewals, and maintains the verification system.
Advantages of Digital Signatures
- Document versions are preserved after each signing
- Documents can be encrypted to restrict access to their contents
- There may be no need to print and store physical versions of electronic documents
- Ideas behind Digital Signatures (PDF)
- Trusting Digital Signatures (PDF)
- Benefits of Digital Signatures (PDF)
- Using Digital Signatures (PDF)
Acquiring Digital Signatures
To apply for a signature, visit the Notarius website. Notarius is currently the only provider of digital signatures approved by Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba.
Michael Gregoire, P.Eng., Director of Professional Standards
204.474.2736 ext. 225
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