Our memories

  • 33 qualifications developed.
  • Over 130 countries.
  • Over 400,000 successful learners
  • Over 600 Learning Partners.
  • Over 100,000 social media followers.

We’re incredibly proud of what we have achieved. As we celebrate 40 years of business, here are a few of our favourite memories (there were a lot to choose from!).

September 1979

Richard Booth appointed as founding Chair

June 1980

First NEBOSH exam

April 1988

NEBOSH Diploma launched


NEBOSH National General Certificate launched

June 1992

NEBOSH registers as a charity

March 2001

Designatory letters introduced for holders of NEBOSH higher level qualifications

April 2005

NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is launched

May 2006

First NEBOSH Graduation & Awards Ceremony takes place at the University of Warwick

January 2009

NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety launched

December 2013

Great Britain’s regulator, the Health and Safety Executive, chooses NEBOSH to develop an accredited Diploma for its health and safety inspectors

April 2014

NEBOSH wins the Queen’s Award for Enterprise

June 2016

NEBOSH launches an Alumni association for its Diploma holders to support them with their Continuing Professional Development.

December 2016

NEBOSH achieves ISO 14001 accreditation for its efforts in environmental management

March 2018

NEBOSH is a member of the committee that develops and launches ISO 45001

March 2019

80,000 people achieved NEBOSH International General Certificate

September 2019

NEBOSH unveils new-look National and International General Certificate

July 2020

NEBOSH achieves ISO 45001 certification, the international health and safety management standard

August 2020

Learners sit the first NEBOSH open book examination (OBE)