Car Geek Guru Digital Signature SEAL
These conditions govern the design and use of the automotive aftermarket professional [aka, GURU] Digital Signature SEAL required to authenticate vehicle Pre and Post Scan fulfillment for Vehicle When New requirements in accordance with official government sources at www.fueleconomy.gov; the National Transportation Safety Board NTSB.gov; the Natural Resources Canada; and Department of Transportation National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.
Each individual annually authorized to use the GURU Digital Signature SEAL under the registration provisions thereof shall have an "electronic circular symbol" of recognition authorized by the AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET "GURU" registrar, bearing the legend "REGISTERED VEHICLE REPAIR PROFESSIONAL" and registrant's name, accreditation number, expiration date and the legend "Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS)" and the associated registration Class I, II or III. Examples of the Digital Signature SEAL appears below. Only one (1) of the three (3) options below are allowed.
The following must be signed and SEALED by the GURU: (1) technical submissions required for recordkeeping or regulatory approvals that are filed with authorities having jurisdiction. (2) On-Board Diagnostics Parameter Codes verified by the GURU must be SEALED on all certificates. (3) Summaries and other technical submissions need only be sealed on the cover, title page, and on any certificate. No GURU's SEAL or countersignature will be affixed to any records not prepared by the GURU or his or her employer, manager, owner/operator. A GURU who signs or SEALS documents or records that he or she has reviewed is responsible to the same extent as if prepared by that GURU. Without exception, these stamping requirements for GURUs apply to all work prepared or supervised by the GURU regardless of whether the work is exempt from the certification requirements found in the GURU Code of Conduct and/or Code of Standards and/or Prevailing Standards at the then current period.
How to File a Complaint against a Registrant
The CGS Board of Directors, OEM, ASE, I-CAR, AMI and Authorized CGS perquisite accreditation organizations have the authority to investigate complaints of violations, such as fraud, deceit, misrepresentation, negligence, incompetence, breach of contract, failure to use a written contract, violating the Codes of Conduct, and practicing without an authorized Registration and/or digital signature SEAL. Enforcement actions include, but are not limited to, suspending registration, revoking SEAL, placing registrant on probation, and referring the matter to regulatory authorities.