Who may join?
Persons involved by study or employment (full- or part-time) in a fire related field.
To join as a member
Applicants for Student must be following an ongoing programme of fire study including IFE qualifications – evidence of the course programme must accompany your application. Applicants not meeting the above criteria can join as an Affiliate (Individual).
Other grades of membership are available to applicants who have relevant and recognised qualifications from other educational institutes (RPL). For grades other than Student or Affiliate, a more detailed application is required and this should be specifically requested or downloaded from this website.
It is also possible to join the IFE without any formal qualifications. If you have substantial fire-related experience you may be eligible to apply for other grades using the Technical Report Route or the Individual Assessment route. If you need clarification on requirements and RPL for different titles and grades, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual fees (January to December 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
Fees may alter due to fluctuations in exchange rate.
These fees will be valid until December 2019, after which subscription fees are renewable on 1 January every year.
New members joining from October to December 2019 will pay the 2020 rates and receive the last three months of 2019 ‘gratis’.
Method of payment
Payment for subs, exam fees and books may be made by cash, postal order, money order, moneygram, EFT or bank deposit (please send proof of payment with a legible name). Foreign payments must be via SWIFT transfer from your bank to ours.
As a paid-up member of the Institution, you will receive an international membership card, a personal copy of the quarterly International Fire Professional journal (published in the UK) and our local newsletter, as well as enjoying a 10% discount on the list price of books. Any paid-up members attending IFE-organised workshops or conferences, also enjoy a discounted rate.
See many other additional membership benefits here.
For international candidates, there are 6 examinations which may be entered:
- IFE Level 2 Certificate in Fire Science, Operations and Safety
- IFE Level 2 Certificate in Passive Fire Protection
- IFE Level 3 Certificate in Fire Science, Operations, Fire Safety and Management
- IFE Level 3 Certificate in Passive Fire Protection
- IFE Level 3 Diploma in Fire Science and Fire Safety
- IFE Level 4 Certificate in Fire Science and Fire Safety
These examinations have been registered as UK national qualifications by the awarding body Ofqual. To enter for exams read the Guidance for SA Branch Candidates Applying to Enter Exams, complete the examination entry form October 2019 Examination Application Form-SA, agree to the terms and conditions and pay the relevant examination fee by the official entry closing date.
Note you do not have to be a member of the IFE in order to enter its examinations.
Exam dates and registration closing date
The next set of examinations will be held on the 7 October 2019. Registration are open and will close on the 12th August 2019. Please note all units are not available for this exam session.
The March 2019 examinations took place on Thursday 14 & 15 March 2019.
Results for all examinations will be available :
|Level 2 Certificate in Fire Science, Operations and Safety||24 June 2019|
|Level 3 Certificate in Fire Science, Operations, Fire Safety and Management||24 June 2019|
|Level 4 Certificate in Fire Science and Fire Safety
Level 2 Certificate in Passive Fire Protection
Level 3 Certificate in Passive Fire Protection
|1 July 2019|
|Level 3 Diploma in Fire Science and Fire Safety||8 July 2019|
All syllabuses and recommended study materials are available from our office or can be downloaded from this website. Contact us for a quotation for the books recommended for your level of exam, and to check stock and current prices.