Technician members of the IFE benefit from:

  • professional recognition in the global fire sector through the use, after your name, of the post nominal TIFireE 
  • 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, please contact your local branch about your application. If a local branch is not available, or you live in the UK, please apply via the downloadable form below. Please send copies of your certificates to us along with the application form and do not bind submissions. Please refer to the application checklist table below to ensure that you have all parts of your application completed before submission.


Please 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:
    • IFE Level 3 Certificate (formerly Intermediate)
    • EngTech registration (Engineering Council UK or international equivalent)
    • UK Statutory Sub Officer/Junior Officer 2 exams
    • An IFE Recognised Educational Programme for TIFireE

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

Please note:
Engineering Technician registration with the IFE automatically confers Technician (TIFireE) membership. Thus, successful applicants can use the post nominal letters EngTech TIFireE

Payment and subscriptions

There is no application fee. If your application is successful, an annual subscription is payable. Payments can be made by direct debit, credit/debit card or by 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