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 multiple choice assessments were introduced in January 2022 and will take place once a month – upcoming dates are listed below. 

Assessment date Results date
22 June 2022 13 July 2022
27 July 2022 17 August 2022
24 August 2022 15 September 2022
28 September 2022 19 October 2022
26 October 2022 16 November 2022
23 November 2022 14 December 2022
14 December 2022 13 January 2023
25 January 2023 15 February 2023
22 February 2023 15 March 2023
29 March 2023 21 April 2023
26 April 2023 18 May 2023
24 May 2023 15 June 2023
28 June 2023 19 July 2023
26 July 2023 16 August 2023
23 August 2023 14 September 2023
27 September 2023 18 October 2023
25 October 2023 15 November 2023
22 November 2023 13 December 2023
13 December 2023 11 January 2024


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

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

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. 

16 December 2021 update

The following information has been found as a result of our test assessments:

  • The online MCQ is not accessible via a smart device due to system requirements of the online proctoring.
  • We strongly recommend that you check your computer/laptop system against the requirements listed by our remote proctoring service, Proctorio. This information is available via the Proctorio website.

Our testing will be completed in December 2021 and we will update the guidance documents as soon as possible.