IFE Membership

Join the IFE

Membership of the IFE connects you to the world of fire engineering. No matter where you are in your career, whether you are studying or working, we have a range of memberships to suit everyone.

IFE Member Benefits

  • Enhance your professional status with IFE letters after your name (post-nominals)
  • Improve your career prospects, employability and earning potential
  • Receive international recognition of competence and commitment
  • Grow your professional network and receive support from local branches wherever you are in the world
  • Gain exclusive access to learning resources including the online CPD Hub to support your professional development
  • Receive a subscription to the member e-newsletter and the International Fire Professional journal

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.

Not sure which membership grade you should apply for?

We have different membership types to suit anyone interested in, studying or working in fire engineering, with graded memberships designed to recognise you at different stages of your career.

Email your latest CV to adminstaff@ife.org.za for us to help you find the grade that matches your qualifications and experience.

Corporate Account Membership

This service is available to businesses who would like to explore IFE membership for their organisation and its employees. This membership provides benefits to many organisations, typically those who require 50 or more of their employees to be members. Learn more here.

Membership of the IFE connects you to the world of fire engineering. No matter where you are in your career, whether you are studying or working, we have a range of memberships to suit everyone.

Annual fees (January to December 2021)

  • Student R1,357-00 incl vat
  • Technician R2,127-50 incl. vat
  • Graduate R2,587-50 incl. vat
  • Associate R2,783-00 incl. vat
  • Member R3,634 incl. vat
  • Fellow R5,405 incl. vat
  • Affiliate (Individual) R2,783-00 incl. vat
  • Affiliate (Organisation) R14,708-50 incl. vat

Fees may alter due to fluctuations in exchange rate.

These fees will be valid until December 2021, after which subscription fees are renewable on 1 January every year.

New members joining from October to December 2021 will pay the 2022 rates and receive the last three months of 2021 ‘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.

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