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Examination Process


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