Associate member

Associate grade membership is for those people who meet the academic qualification requirements for Member grade and are working towards gaining the necessary experience required to meet the member grade criteria. This makes Associate member grade ideal for new graduates of fire related degrees. You can also check whether your degree is accredited by the Engineering Council and if so apply with us to become Interim Registered as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng).  

Associate members of the IFE benefit from:

  • professional recognition in the global fire sector through the use, after your name, of the post nominal AIFireE
  • access to MY IFE, including special interest groups, CPD tracking and current vacancies;
  • International Fire Professional, posted to you and online access to current and archived publications;
  • regular e-newsletters;
  • discounts for the IFE Online Shop and events;
  • the possibility of involvement in IFE branches, working groups and committees.

How to apply

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 by clicking the 'apply now' button below and send copies of your supporting documentation. You can send your completed application to or by post to the address at the bottom of this page.  Please refer to the application checklist table below to ensure that you have all parts of your application before submission.


Application Checklist

Academic requirement

Additional information

One of the following:

  • Degree in a fire-related subject*
  • IFE Level 4 Certificate (formerly Member exams) or equivalent
  • An IFE Recognised Educational Programme for MIFireE

If you do not have a qualification listed above, please email your CV to for further advice.


Chartered Engineer interim registration or
Incorporated Engineer interim registration through the IFE automatically confers Associate (AIFireE) membership 

Check whether your degree is accredited by the Engineering Council and if so apply with us to become Interim Registered at either Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng) level.

Key dates

Your application will undergo review at a Membership Application Assessment Panel meeting, which are held regularly throughout the year. You will need to provide all requested information by the submission date in order to ensure your application is reviewed at that panel meeting. Please find below the submission dates for the 2019 panel meetings.

Submission date: Results sent out by:
18 January 2019 14 February 2019
15 March 2019 11 April 2019
26 April 2019 23 May 2019
14 June 2019 9 July 2019
2 August 2019 26 August 2019
13 September 2019 10 October 2019
1 November 2019 26 November 2019

Payment and subscriptions

There is no application fee. If your application is successful, an annual subscription is payable. Payment can be made by direct debit, credit/debit card, sterling cheque or bank draft. All other ways to pay are listed here

Useful information

IFE Rules of Membership (please read before completing your application)

IFE Code of Conduct  Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

IFE whistleblowing policy   IFE whistleblowing guidance