By examination – Level 4 Certificate in Fire Science & Fire Safety or election through recognition of equivalent qualification, plus 4 years training and experience and 2 years CPD in both cases, or via the Technical Report Route (additional experience mandatory).


  1. Degree in a fire-related subject; or IFE Level 4 Certificate; or Recognised Educational Programme for Member grade ( ; or Equivalent (email: ), or via the Technical Report Route (minimum 15 years of increasing responsibility and experience in fire engineering).
  2. Two referees currently holding an IFE Member or Fellow grade of membership (MIFireE or FIFireE)
  3. Two years of relevant and sufficient CPD immediately prior to application
  4. IPD Requirements for Member (see here), evidenced through a report
Subscription fees (Annual)

Subscription fees are renewable on 1 January every year. New members joining from October to December will receive these months ‘gratis’ when paying the following year’s rate. Subscription fees are linked to the UK Pound and may therefore be subject to fluctuations in exchange rate. A membership application form must accompany new applications.

Grade / Title 2018
Student R920
Technician R1,450
Graduate R1,750
Associate R1,910
Member R2,460
Fellow R3,700
Affiliate (Individual) R1,890
Affiliate (Organisation) R9,775

Method of payment

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Standard Bank of SA Ltd
Institution of Fire Engineers (SA)

Cash, bank deposit, EFT, postal order, money order, moneygram are all acceptable methods of payment. Official company orders are not accepted for exam fee payments. Foreign payments must be done via SWIFT transfer from your bank to ours. With EFT and bank deposits please send proof of payment with your name and contact number clearly written on it, accompanied by the appropriate application.

Member application form download

Member referee statement download

Member IPD requirements download

Member IPD report guidance download

Member CPD log download

Member CPD guidance document download

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