Information for candidates booking exams

How to book your exam 

The March 2024 Examinations will take place on Thursday 21 March and Friday 22 March 2024

The closing date for submitting booking forms is Thursday 18th January 2024.

Bookings are now open.

Registration form can be found here.

Booking forms should be emailed to

Examination Timetable

All information and booking forms will be available via this page under March 2024 exams.

Completing the Examination Booking Form

Select your level of exam for the correct booking form (see ‘Examination Levels’). Please complete all of the information required on the form. Ensure that you have ticked off the correct unit/s you wish to enter and that your exam centre name and number are indicated on the form.

Ensure that you retain a copy of your completed Examination Booking Form as the form includes a summary of the examinations that you have booked and the times when the examinations will take place. It also includes the Terms and Conditions for examination candidates. When candidates submit a booking to us, the IFE will acknowledge receipt by email.  Following receipt of the booking and payment, it will be processed by IFE.

Terms and Conditions for Candidates

You must read the Terms and Conditions prior to submitting your Examination Booking Form and tick the box on page one of the Examination Booking Form to confirm your acceptance of the terms and conditions.  The IFE is not able to accept bookings without this confirmation from candidates.

Information provided to the IFE
When you complete the Examination Booking Form, you will be asked to provide your consent for the IFE to hold your personal information.  The IFE holds minimal personal information about you and the information is held only to enable us to provide your examination service.

This completed examination form must be emailed to  Once we have received this we will issue a quotation for payment.  All bookings and payments must be received at our offices before the exam closing date.  Once registration is complete, candidates will receive a confirmation letter via email which will provide details of the booking that has been made along with confirmation of the centre and a link to the Rules and Information for Candidates document.  Candidates are advised to ensure that they have provided the IFE with an up-to-date email address and that all information on the letter is correct.

A summary of the fees applicable to IFE qualifications in 2024 is as follows:

South African CandidatesCandidates from neighbouring countries
Level 2 Certificate in Fire Science, Operations & SafetyR2,323-00 vat incl. R 2,020-00 vat exempt
Level 2 Certificate Passive Fire ProtectionR2,323-00 vat incl. R 2,020-00 vat exempt
Level 3 Certificate in Fire Science, Operations, Fire Safety & Management - price per examR1,739-95 vat incl. R 1,513-00 vat exempt
Level 3 Certificate Passive Fire ProtectionR 3,807-65 vat incl. R 3,311-00 vat exempt
Level 3 Diploma in Fire Science & SafetyR 3,352-25 vat incl. R 2,915-00 vat exempt
Level 4 Diploma in Fire Science & SafetyR3,807-65 vat incl. R3 311-00 vat exempt

The prices charged by IFE are for the cost of the examination only.  Study material can either be purchased from our office or from a reliable source.  Free downloads for some of the study materials are available on request from our offices.

Further Information

Please search this website for further information related to the next IFE exam session.

For information on policies and procedures and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) click here.

If you have any further questions, please contact us at email: or telephone: +27 (0)11 788 4329 or Jennifer at 083 445 9722.