updated Examinations – October 2020

The October 2020 examinations will take place on Monday 12 October 2020.

The applications close on the 13th August 2020. Marcel Sanders is the NZ contact for exams.

You can contact Marcel directly by clicking on the link above.  Below is the link to the exams page on the IFE website.

IFE UK – October 2020 examinations page


The examinations offered in this session include:

Level 2 Certificate in Fire Science, Operations and Safety
Level 2 Certificate in Passive Fire Protection
Level 3 Certificate Unit 1: Fire Engineering Science
Level 3 Certificate Unit 2: Fire Operations
Level 3 Certificate Unit 3: Fire Safety
Level 3 Certificate Unit 4: Management & Administration
Level 3 Certificate in Passive Fire Protection
Level 3 Diploma Unit 6: Fire Service Operations and Incident Command
Level 4 Certificate Unit 3: Fire Service Operations and Incident Command

The Institution’s examinations are currently held twice a year throughout the world and provide the opportunity for candidates to gain nationally accredited qualifications and to satisfy the academic requirement for membership at different grades.
The examinations are designed to assess underpinning knowledge and understanding at different levels and the resulting qualifications are recognised internationally as evidence of academic achievement in fire engineering.

Keep an eye out for updates coming soon, and keep coming back often.

1. IFE Qualifications available (with syllabus links)

2. IFE October 2020 Examination Application Form.
*Please note that you do not need to be a member of the IFE to sit the examinations.

Download the Word application form or the PDF application form(Some FENZ network users have trouble downloading Word docs).

3. IFE October 2020 Examination Guidance, Rules and Information. Link through to IFE UK website to view

4. Timetable for October 2020 Link through to IFE UK website to view.

5. Examinations Information on LinkedIn. Click here to view.

6. Supporting Information and Resources Introduction to exams, Exam update for October 2019, Exam fees and Key dates for October 2019

FENZ Library Services

Research tools for Fire and Emergency NZ IFE examination candidates

Many research tools are freely available to members of the FENZ community through the Knowledge & Insights team at National Headquarters.

Your One-Stop Research Shop

One of the tools available to FENZ personnel (career & volunteer) is a one-stop search portal:

You can search across our online library catalogue and our subscriber academic databases in one easy search.  This is called a Federated Search. It enables you to gather together a number of  good quality academic articles on your topic without having to search on many, separate databases.

And the quality of the information is much better than an open internet search!


To access this you need a log-in and password.  Contact us to set this up.

Take this link to our database to log-in: http://nzfs.softlinkhosting.co.nz/liberty/opac/search.do

Here is a step-by-step guide to using the Federated Search portal: Federated search – how to

For help, contact the Knowledge & Insights team, and get a talk-through on using this tool, and others.

Contact Knowledge & Insights

Email: infoc@fire.org.nz  Ph: 0800 347 3542 (0800FIRELIB)



Past Papers

Examples of 2014, 2015 and 2016 examination papers can be found here

We also recommend that you refer to the IFE UK website which provides essential examination information and references which should assist with study: http://www.ife.org.uk/exams/syllabusreadingliststudy/
We have also been given access to online training courses specifically covering a number of IFE exam subjects. This has been completed not only for existing IFE members to update their knowledge but to assist anyone sitting the membership examinations. The following link will give you free access to this course. The IFE information should be available under a guest login.

Study Resources
Many of the required study resources are free to download and can be sourced from the IFE UK website. The IFE also has access to a number of reference materials in the form of hard copies, which can be sourced through the local groups. If you are struggling to source specific resources please get in contact, otherwise the following website can give you access to all the relevant examination study material including 22 e-learning modules:

For further enquiries contact Marcel Sanders .




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