Use the links below to find frequently asked questions on all aspects of the examinations process:
 
Application
 

Q1. Should I send curriculum vitae (cv) with my application?

 

Q2. How long will it take after I send you my application form before I know if my application has been successful?

 

Q3. What information do I need to send with my application form?

 

Q4. Do I need to send payment with my application?

 

Q5. I am already a member of IFE and want to upgrade my membership. How do I do this?

 
Membership Fees
 

Q6. I've heard that if I join after 1 November I can pay next year's subscription fee and get the last two months of this year free. Is that correct?

 
Referees
 

Q7. Do I need referees to sign my application form when I apply for membership?

 
 
Q1. Should I send curriculum vitae (cv) with my application?
A: You do not need to send curriculum vitae. Please complete the application form in full and submit this with any other information that is required for the grade. Click here for additional information on what is required for each grade.
 
Q2. How long will it take after I send you my application form before I know if my application has been successful?
A: When we receive your application we will send an acknowledgement. We will check the application is complete. Assuming all the application is complete it will go for review by the Applications Panel.
 
Should further information is required; a letter will be sent to you requesting the same. Application can only be processed and reviewed when all necessary information has been submitted.
 
The Applications Panel sits approximately every four to six weeks. Depending on when we receive your application within this period it will affect how quickly it will be reviewed by the Panel and therefore, how soon we are able to advise you of the outcome of your application.
 
Q3. What information do I need to send with my application form?
A: A check list of what to include is included with the Application Form. For more information on the precise requirements for each grade click here.
 
Q4. Do I need to send payment with my application?
A: If you are applying for Student or Affiliate grade you should send the current year's subscription payment with your application.
 
If you are applying for any other grade you do not need to make any payment at the time of application. We will write to you advising of the outcome of your application and of any subscriptions due.
 
Q5. I am already a member of IFE and want to upgrade my membership. How do I do this?
A: If you are already an IFE member and would like to transfer grade the requirements for each grade are the same as if joining as a new member. There are no transfer or application fees when changing grades. For details of the requirements of the grade, please contact Branch Secretariat Contacts Page.
 
Q6. I've heard that if I join after 1 November I can pay next year's subscription fee and get the last two months of this year free. Is that correct?
A: Yes.
 
Q7. Do I need referees to sign my application form when I apply for membership?
A: You only need referees to sign your application form if you are applying for Associate, Member or Fellow grades.
 
Applications for Associate and Member grade must be supported by 3 corporate members (AIFireE, MIFireE, FIFireE) of the Institution. For advice please contact us.
 
Applications for Fellow grade must be supported by three Fellow members of the Institution.
 
 
 
   
 
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