- A registered engineer in remunerated employment will be deemed to be ‘active’ unless their role has no connection with engineering and they have no intent to return to a role connected with engineering in the foreseeable future.
- A registered engineer who is retired will be deemed to be ‘active’ if they are involved in voluntary activities in which they make use of their engineering knowledge. For example, involvement in Institution activities, charitable activities where they contribute engineering knowledge or public engagement where they express views based on their engineering knowledge.
- A registered engineer on a career break will remain ‘active’ if they intend to return to an active engineering role (as otherwise defined here) in the foreseeable future. They may cease to be active where the career break is longer but would become active again at the point that they plan to return to an active role and are taking steps to refresh their knowledge.
A registered engineer who is retired and who is using their engineering knowledge only to pursue their personal interests with no potential impact on others is not considered ‘active’ in the profession.