The open book examination (OBE) has been introduced for a number of certificate level qualifications.

Unlike an invigilated paper-based examination, the OBE allows learners to sit their NEBOSH assessment in their own home or another safe and suitable location. 

This area of our website will provide resources and information for learners preparing to undertake open book examinations for NEBOSH General Certificate examinations. 

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Results will be issued 50 working days from the examination date and sent to the email address registered to your learner record.

The following OBE dates and corresponding results dates have been confirmed:

 Unit  Examination date  Results date
 NG1/IG1, NGC1/IGC1  3 February 2021  16 April 2021
 NG1/IG1, NGC1/IGC1  7 April 2021  18 June 2021
 NG1/IG1, NGC1/IGC1  9 June 2021  18 August 2021
 FSC1  23 June 2021  2 September 2021
 NC1/IC1  22 July 2021  4 October 2021
 NG1/IG1, NGC1/IGC1  4 August 2021  14 October 2021
 FSC1  22 September 2021  1 December 2021
 NG1/IG1, NGC1/IGC1  6 October 2021  15 December 2021
 NC1/IC1  19 October 2021  7 January 2022
 NG1/IG1, NGC1/IGC1  1 December 2021  18 February 2022
 FSC1  15 December 2021  4 March 2022


Learners required to sit this examination must register via their Learning Partner.  If you are unsure whether your assessment will include an OBE, visit our Qualifications page to find the full details for your qualification. This will include the latest information for any assessments you will need to complete. 

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