Discounted membership is available to students of fire-related studies. Student membership requires proof of current study and is limited to a maximum of five years.

Benefits of Student membership of the IFE include:

  • access to MY IFE, including information about the fire sector, research, events, online CPD and advertised vacancies;
  • online access to current and archived IFE journals;
  • regular e-newsletters;
  • discounts for the IFE Online Shop and events.

How to apply:

If you live outside the UK, please contact your local branch and they will let you have details of how to join and pay using local currency. If a local branch is not available, or you live in the UK, you can join today by clicking the 'apply now' button below. If you are studying full time, please refer to the information below.


Useful information:

If you are not currently registered with the IFE to take IFE exams, you will need to attach proof of your current studies, such as a copy of an official enrolment letter from your college or university.

Full Time Student:

If you are studying full time please download and complete our free of charge Full Time Education (FTE) student membership application and email it together with proof of current academic year course enrolment to

We look forward to welcoming you to the IFE!

Additional help

The IFE is an inclusive organisation and we believe that education and professional development should be available to all, regardless of financial background. If you are experiencing hardship in paying for Student membership of the IFE, we may be able to help. Please email

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