Frequently Asked Questions
How do I become a member?
The first step to becoming a member is to visit the membership page of this website and determine which type of membership best suits you. Then email us and we will get the process going for you. If you are unsure, just send us an email and we'll help determine the best fit for you.
Can I get a membership grade without being a member?
A condition of membership grades (post-nominals) is membership with the Institution of Fire Engineers. If you would like to have an IFE membership grade designation, become a member and apply for the applicable grade.
Do I have to write exams to become and remain a member?
Writing IFE examinations is one way to receive membership grade status. The exams allow the IFE to attest to your level of knowledge and experience. They are a great way to confirm your understanding of fire science and engineering. You do not have to write the exams to become or remain a member. They are available to you for continuous personal development and marking your progression.
I am interested in becoming a member. How do I get more information?
Attending one of our CPDs is a great way to meet the membership and council. They will be able to answer all of your questions and help you to become a member. You can also get in touch with us through email and we will get back to you with the information you're looking for.
I am looking for a fire protection engineer or a fire protection consultant or other fire professional. Does the IFE provide these services?
The IFE doesn't provide these services directly. However, our membership is made up of fire professionals from virtually every aspect of fire engineering. Whether you are looking for a consultation in fire protection design or advice on joining the fire service, we likely have a member that you can network with. Visit our member directory page as we continually update it with member details. Although we cannot guarantee the services of any of the members listed, our membership, much like any professional organization requires its members to adhere to a strict code of ethics and fair practices. Our members have proven that they have obtained a higher level of industry experience and knowledge and continue to maintain that by professional development through the IFE and other sources.
I used to be a member, but my membership has lapsed. How do I become a member again?
If your membership lapsed fairly recently, it is easy for us to look you up and reinstate you once you have paid the year's fees.
Can I sign up directly through the UK Institution of Fire Engineers?
The Canadian Branch of the Institution of Fire Engineers is exactly that - a branch of the global organization of the Institution of Fire Engineers based in the United Kingdom. Applicants are encouraged to join with their home branch where available allowing a direct point of contact and access to local events and resources. The Canada Branch collects fees on behalf of the global organization, retaining a portion for local costs. Generally, the fees for joining locally are less than joining through the UK, when the exchange rate is factored in. You receive all of the international benefits by joining in Canada as well as local deals and benefits.
What is your mailing address?
The Institution of Fire Engineers,
14-30 Eglinton Avenue West