Professional Qualifications

Introduction To IFE Qualifications

The IFE's qualifications are recognised by employers in the fire sector throughout the UK and internationally.  They are recognised and regulated by the  Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual).

Each year the IFE receives around 6,000 examination entries from candidates in more than 20 different countries. 

Assessments are available in specialist fire subject areas such as fire engineering science, fire safety, fire service operations and incident command, fire investigation and passive fire protection.  The specifications setting out the content of each syllabus and the form of assessment are provided in full on the IFE Qualifications page.

The IFE’s delivery processes comply with best practice.  Our assessment materials are developed and quality assured by sector experts who bring extensive experience and up to date knowledge to the assessment process.  Candidates undertaking IFE qualifications can be confident that:

  • They are accessing a valued qualification recognised nationally and internationally
  • They will receive a professional and robust assessment by industry experts
  • Achievement will provide them with a platform for further study and professional development