About IFE Membership

Get the professional recognition you deserve

Membership of the IFE provides you with a variety of benefits* as well as the following:

  • Improved career prospects and employability
  • Higher earning potential
  • Demonstration of a professional attitude valued by employers and customers
  • International recognition of competence and commitment
  • Evidence of expertise
  • Greater influence within your own organisation and industry depending on your membership grade

The IFE offers 5 grades of membership with letters after your name (post nominals) which are recognised and valued by employers worldwide.

Technician Graduate Associate Member Fellow

If you live outside the UK, we encourage you to contact your local branch (if available) first, especially if you prefer to pay in local currency. If a local branch is not available, you prefer to deal with us directly, or you live in the UK, please apply directly to the IFE by clicking on the 'apply now' buttons on the relevant membership page you are applying for.

Guidance on the correct usage of post nominals for IFE members and registrants

A flowchart showing the correct order for post nominals can be viewed here.

Studying for a career in the fire industry? Why not sign up as a Student member? You will receive access to Member Only online resources, including the IFE journal, International Fire Professional.

New to the fire sector or working in a non-technical role? You could join today as an Affiliate and broaden your knowledge and networks.

Organisations can partner the IFE by joining as an Affiliate Organisation. Benefits include your organisation appearing on the IFE website and free advertising of all your vacancies with us.

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.

Useful documents

IFE Code of Conduct   IFE whistleblowing policy   IFE whistleblowing guidance

IFE Rules of Membership