The Council shall have the power, on application to the Council in prescribed form, to enroll a person as Associate Member of the Institution who, to the satisfaction of the Council, possesses the following qualifications:
(a) Has passed the Divisional Officers course (advanced Diploma) from National Fire Service College – Nagpur and is a Graduate Member or IFE (India) continuously for five years.
Has passed the Graduateship Examination of the IFE (India) and is Graduate Member of the Institution of Fire Engineers (India) continuously for five years.
(For both paras above) – has held a post not less than a Div. Officer or Head/Dy. Head of a large Industrial/city/state/central govt. (including undertaking) fire services organization or equivalent post