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Digital Signatures and Seals for Site Plans

Course Code: EN0521CB19

Digital Signatures for Site Plans

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Last Held: April 30, 2019
9:00am - 4:00pm (Check in time: 8:30am)

Next offering TBD


In response to rapid advances in technology, state agencies are beginning to develop and promote electronic application processes that include the electronic submission of site plans. To submit a site plan electronically, the site plan must include a digital signature and seal. This course will explain the process for affixing digital signatures and seals to site plans and will introduce some of the agencies that accept and/or will soon require site plans to be digitally signed and sealed.

Presentations from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and Department of Transportation (DOT) will provide a brief overview of their new systems and will explain how digitally signed and sealed site plans will be submitted and reviewed moving forward.

Featured Topics

  • Terminology
  • Identifying Differences Between Digital and Electronic
  • Key Components of the Procedure
  • Code Requirements
  • How to Verify Documents
  • State Agency Updates and Requirements (DEP and DOT)

Course Agenda

8:30am - 9:00am Registration
9:00am - 9:15am Welcome and Introductions
Elaine DeWan, NJDEP
9:15am - 10:30am NJDEP, Land Use Management's Electronic Permit Application Submission System – Overview
Elaine DeWan, NJDEP
10:30am - 11:00am Break
11:00am - 12:00pm NJDOT's Project Management and Reporting System (PMRS) – Overview
Scott Ackerman, NJDOT (invited)
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 4:00pm Understanding Digital Signatures and Seals
Joseph Gaffney, Maser Consulting (invited)


Elaine DeWan, NJDEP
Scott Ackerman, NJDOT (invited)
Joseph Gaffney, Maser Consulting (invited)

Credits & Continuing Education Units

The April 30, 2019 offering of this course was approved for the following credits. We will reapply for similar credits the next time the course runs, but we cannot guarantee credit approval for future offerings.

In addition to 0.6 Rutgers CEUs, this training course is approved for the following credits:

NJ Continuing Legal Education: 6.6 CLEs

NJ Professional Engineers: 6 Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) credits

NJ Health Officers & Registered Environmental Health Specialists: Rutgers University, NJAES, Office of Continuing Professional Education has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Health as a provider of NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs). Participants who complete this education program will be awarded 5.5 NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs).

NJ Certified Public Works Managers: 3 Technical, 3 Government

NJ Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRP): 3 Technical and 1.5 Regulatory CECs

Early Registration Fee TBD  
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Cancellation Fee TBD  

Limit one discount per course registration!

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


Continental breakfast and deli buffet lunch will be provided to you at no additional cost.

NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.


We strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

Douglass Student Center, Trayes Hall
100 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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  • All visitors must register their vehicles online with the Rutgers Department of Transportation Services. A link will be provided in your course registration confirmation email. Be sure to complete this important step prior to traveling to campus.
  • All Rutgers faculty/staff/students must use their regular Rutgers permit and park in the nearest lot assigned for their permit type.
  • Citations/fines will be issued for failure to comply with these policies.

Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials or meals for walk-in registrants. Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.


Sorry, registration is not currently available for this course.

Would you like to be notified when the next offering is scheduled? 
Here are 3 convenient ways to be added to our mailing list:
1. Click here to join our mailing list (please reference "Digital Seals and Signatures for Site Plans" or Course Code EN0521) 
2. Call us at 848-932-9271, select option 3
3. E-mail us at ocpe@njaes.rutgers.edu

Program Questions? Contact Us!

Program Coordinator: Pamela Springard-Mayer, 848-932-7463
Administrative Assistant: Jackie Findra, 848-932-7180