By examination – Level 4 Certificate in Fire Science & Fire Safety or election through recognition of equivalent qualification, plus 5 years training and experience and 2 years CPD in both cases, or via the Technical Report Route (additional experience mandatory).


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 2019
Student R1,100
Technician R1,720
Graduate R2,100
Associate R2,250
Member R2,940
Fellow R4,380
Affiliate (Individual) R2,259
Affiliate (Organisation) R11,900

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 IPD requirements download

Member IPD report guidance download

Member CPD log download

Member CPD guidance document download

Would you like professional registration as a fire engineer? The IFE is licensed by the Engineering Council and, if you are appropriately qualified and experienced, you could be registered as a Chartered Engineer,  an Incorporated Engineer or an Engineering Technician. If you have recently graduated and want recognition of your qualifications whilst you build your experience as a fire engineer, you could become an Interim registrant.

For more information on benefits of professional registration check out the Engineering Council’s video ‘What’s in it for me?‘  and a video of Dr Barbara Lane CEng MIFireE an Arup Fellow talking about why fire engineering is so important.

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