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Membership Grades

Membership in The Institution of Fire Engineers is normally conferred through an examination process. Individuals who achieve successful scores on the membership examinations of the Institution are admitted to the appropriate grades based upon the nature and content of the examinations passed. The Institution currently awards the following membership grades through its branches:

  • Technician
  • Graduate
  • Associate
  • Member
  • Fellow

The US Branch administers examinations only upon special request. It is not the norm for US applicants. As such, the US Branch processes applications for candidates applying directly with full qualifications already documented. The US Branch Membership Committee will provide the necessary endorsements to an application.

Three other grades of membership are available that do not require demonstrated or documented qualifications. They are:

  • Student
  • Affiliate Individual
  • Affiliate Organization

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See attached document "Membership Rules for Titles and Grades".

Click for a PDF version of Membership Rules for Titles and Grades (requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader)

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Subscription (Dues)

For dues information, contact our Membership Chair, Reginald D. Freeman, FIFireE.. Subscription Fees are established by the International Office, and US Branch fees are determined by the exchange rate between the USD and GBP. The subscription fee for 2014 is $156 for Member Grade.

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Applications for membership in The Institution of Fire Engineers may be obtained by writing to the Branch Membership Chair or by downloading from this website. Applications will be considered by the Branch Membership Committee, endorsed if necessary, and then forwarded to the Membership Section of the IFE for final review and consideration. Candidates meeting the qualifications outlined above will be notified of their election by the Branch Membership Chair and will then receive an invoice for the annual subscription.

Click for a PDF version of the Member Application (requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader)

The US Branch has a reciprocal agreement with the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) to award Member Grade to current Chief Fire Officer (CFO) Designees. A shortened application form is provided for this purpose.

Click for a PDF version of the Member Application for CFO Designees (requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Student membership is available to any part-time or full-time student currently enrolled in a degree program in fire science, fire engineering, or related field. For more information on student membership benefits see attached document "Student Membership".

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A student application form is provided for this purpose.

Click for a PDF version of the Student Application (requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader)

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Candidates elected to membership in the IFE with grades of Technician, Graduate, Associate, Member, Fellow, and Affiliate Organization receive diplomas recognizing their professional accomplishment.

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Additional Information

For a membership application and more information about The Institution of Fire Engineers, contact our Membership Committee Chair, Reginald D. Freeman, FIFireE.

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