Students following an ongoing programme of study related to fire, including IFE qualifications, may be a Student member of the IFE for up to five years, at which point they will be required to upgrade their membership or transfer to Affiliate status.


  1. Currently following a programme of study (evidence must be provided)
  2. Membership at Student grade is allowed for a maximum of five years, after which the individual will be required to apply to transfer to a different grade of IFE membership or to the title of Affiliate (Individual).
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

Branch Code:
Acct Name:
Account No:
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.

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