Graduate members of the IFE benefit from:

  • professional recognition in the global fire sector through the use, after your name, of the post nominal GIFireE
  • 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. Please ensure that you fully complete the section on page one of the application form to show that you have at least three years of training and experience or alternatively submit a detailed CV or 500 word description of your experience with your application. Please refer to the application checklist below to ensure you have all parts of your application completed before submission.


You can send your completed application to or by post to the address at the bottom of this page.

Application Checklist

Academic requirement

Other requirements

  • One of the following:
  • NVQ Level 3 Diploma (fire-related)
  • IFE Level 3 Diploma (formerly Graduate exams)
  • UK Statutory Station Officer exams
  • An IFE Recognised Educational Programme for GIFireE

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

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 or sterling cheque or bank draft.  All other ways to pay are listed here.

Useful documents

IFE Rules of Membership please read before completing your application

IFE Code of Conduct  Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

IFE whistleblowing policy   IFE whistleblowing guidance