NEBOSH’s multiple choice assessments will move online, enabling learners in any country of the world to engage in learning and achieve the NEBOSH qualifications assessed in this way. 

This affects the following qualifications/units: 

  • NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management, Unit PSM1 
  • NEBOSH Environmental Awareness at Work Qualification , Unit EAW1

The multiple choice assessment must be accessed and completed via NEBOSH’s Online Assessment Platform and completed within a 24-hour assessment window. Learners can begin their assessment at any time within the 24-hour window but, once they have started the assessment, they must complete it within the designated time frame for the unit (30 minutes for EAW1 and 90 minutes for PSM1). These assessments will also be remotely proctored to ensure their integrity. Detailed information about accessing the assessment and the proctoring process is detailed in the Resources section below.

Please make sure you read and understand the Malpractice Policy before completing your NEBOSH assessment – this contains extensive information about the conduct we expect from our learners and Learning Partners and the disciplinary sanctions for failing to adhere to them. 

Assessment dates

*Online assessments will be introduced from January 2022 however paper-based multiple choice assessments may continue to run until March 2022. Please check with your Learning Partner to confirm which assessment format and date you are registered for. 

Online multiple choice assessments will take place four times per year – upcoming dates are listed below. 

 Assessment date  Results date
 26 January 2022  16 February 2022
 27 April 2022  19 May 2022
 27 July 2022  17 August 2022
 26 October 2022  16 November 2022 
 25 January 2023  15 February 2023
 26 April 2023  18 May 2023
 26 July 2023  16 August 2023
 25 October 2023  15 November 2023


To sit a NEBOSH online multiple choice assessment, you must register via your Learning Partner for a specific sitting. Please contact your Learning Partner for further information and registration support.

Resources to help you prepare

Important note: final testing of the online assessment is currently taking place. Please refer back to these resources before your assessment to ensure you have the most accurate and up-to-date version. 

This section of the website provides resources and information to help you prepare for your online multiple choice assessment.