By examination – Level 3 Certificate in Fire Science, Operations, Safety & Management or election through recognition of equivalent qualification, plus 2 years training and experience in fire engineering in both cases.


  1. IFE Level 3 Certificate; or UK Statutory Sub Officer/Junior Officer 2 exams; or IFE EngTech registration (Engineering Council or international equivalent); or Recognised Educational Programme for Technician grade ( ; or Equivalent (email:
  2. Evidence of 25 hours of CPD over 12 months should be provided. There is no longer the need for an IPD report or references as part of the application process.
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.

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