IFE Membership

Join the IFE

Membership of the IFE connects you to the world of fire engineering. No matter where you are in your career, whether you are …

Rules of Membership

The IFE draws a distinction between titles and grades of membership. Titles are awarded to persons and … 

Membership Benefits

Membership of one of the largest and most international fire engineering associations in the world.

What is Fire Engineering?

Fire Engineering Is a Specialised Field

Fire Engineering is the application of scientific and engineering principles, rules, codes, and expert judgement, based on an understanding of the phenomena and effects of fire and the reaction and behaviour of people to fire – to protect people, property, production and the environment from the destructive effects of fire.

Examinations & Qualification​s

Prove your knowledge by taking IFE Professional exams​

The IFE is an Awarding Body regulated by Ofqual in the UK, offering different levels of internationally-recognised fire-related qualifications.

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Continuing Professional Development​

The IFE supports the concept and practice of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) believing it to be essential to effective performance as a professional fire engineer. The IFE defines CPD as:

The systematic maintenance, improvement and broadening of knowledge and skills and the development of personal qualities necessary for the execution of professional and technical duties throughout the practitioners working life.

Since 1997, the IFE has advocated the adoption of CPD by all its members as the way to further their knowledge, understanding and expertise in whatever field of Fire Engineering they practice. In order to assist its members the IFE has produced a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Guidance, CPD Recognised Activities listing and a CPD Activity Log for members to record their CPD activities.  All members of the IFE are encouraged to undertake and record CPD.