Regulatory Recognition

NEBOSH values its status as a nationally recognised awarding body. NEBOSH has been a UK-recognised awarding body since 2000. In the UK, and increasingly worldwide, accreditation is recognised as a badge of quality adding value to qualifications. 

We are very proud of our achievements, and the contribution we have made to Britain’s international success. We are most proud of the impact our work is having; helping to save lives and protect others from life-changing injuries and ill-health around the world.

Vocational/Educational Regulators

SQA Accreditation

NEBOSH received Approved Awarding Body Status from the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) Accreditation in 2009.

SQA Accreditation has a UK-wide regulatory remit and quality assures our activities and qualifications against published regulatory principles and accreditation criteria. This safeguards the interests of our stakeholders who include learners, Learning Partners and employers. Click on the links below for further information about:

Benefits of UK accreditation with SQA Accreditation

UK accredited qualifications provide the learner and other stakeholders with certain guarantees about the qualification:

  • Meets specific quality criteria that ensure it is fit for its purpose,
  • Includes relevant content,
  • Uses appropriate assessment methodology,
  • Mapped to relevant National Occupational Standards (NOS),
  • Supported by the relevant employment sector via a Sector Skills Council (SSC) and/or a standards Setting Body (SSB) where appropriate.

NEBOSH have been recognised as an Awarding Body by Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) since 2023. Our Recognition number is RN6108.

Ofqual regulates our two NEBOSH Occupational Health and Safety Diplomas taken internationally and in the UK. Ofqual regulate qualifications, examinations and assessments against their comprehensive General Conditions of Recognition.

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Benefits of recognition by Ofqual

  • Provides confidence to qualification users that NEBOSH has the capacity and competence to develop and offer high-quality qualifications,
  • Certificates for regulated qualifications carry the Ofqual logo – a recognised quality mark,
  • The Ofqual quality mark is valued internationally.

Where appropriate, NEBOSH works to meet the relevant requirements for regional bodies, and ensure Learning Partners have the licences required. This includes; 

  • Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) – Dubai
  • Abu Dhabi Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ACTVET) – Abu Dhabi
  • Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) – Saudi Arabia
  • Committee for Private Education (CPE) – Singapore
  • The Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT) – Trinidad and Tobago

Health and Safety Regulators

NEBOSH currently work with the following regulators;

  • Kenyan Government
  • Health and Safety Executive (HSE) – GB
  • Office of Rail and Road (ORR) – UK
  • Brunei Labour Department
  • Dubai Municipality
  • Qatari Construction Standard (QCS) overseen by ASHGHAL (Public Works Authority)

Membership bodies

NEBOSH qualifications are accepted by a number of professional membership bodies. To find out more about membership applications, categories and eligibility please contact the relevant membership body.  

  • International Network of Safety & Health Professional Organisations (INSHPO) – International
  • South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (SAOSH) – South Africa
  • Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) – UK 
  • International Institute of Risk & Safety Management (IIRSM) – UK 
  • Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) – USA  
  • Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP) – Canada
  • Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS)

Where applicable, this information will also be listed in the "Professional recognition" section on the individual qualification page: view all NEBOSH qualifications.

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Quality Recognition

NEBOSH is an ISO 9001:2015 registered organisation independently audited by the British Standards Institution (BSI). The standard is based on a number of quality management principles designed to support the delivery of consistent high quality products and services to customers. ISO 9001 is implemented by over 1 million organisations in 170 countries.

Read more about ISO 9001 on the BSI website.

Environmental Recognition

NEBOSH is an ISO 14001:2015 registered organisation, independently audited by the BSI. The standard looks at how organisations can consider multiple aspects of their business relating to environmental management.  By meeting the requirements of the standard (eg, by identifying significant aspects and compliance obligations) it reduces the risk to the environment from the organisation’s activities/products/services. ISO 14001 is a globally recognised environmental management standard.  

Read more about ISO 14001 on the BSI website.

Occupational Health and Safety Recognition

NEBOSH is also ISO 45001:2018 accredited; again, independently audited by the BSI. This standard looks at how organisations can improve employee safety, reducing workplace risks and creating better, safer working conditions. ISO 14001 is a globally recognised occupational health and safety management standard.  

Read more about ISO 45001 on the BSI website.

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Prompt Payment Code (PPC) Signatory

NEBOSH is a signatory of the Prompt Payment Code. This is a code of practice for businesses, administered by the Office of the Small Business Commissioner (SBC) on behalf of BEIS. It was established in December 2008 and sets standards for payment practices between organisations of any size and their suppliers.

Find out more about the PPC on the Small Business Commissioner website.