NEBOSH’s multiple choice assessments can now be completed 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

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

24 January 2024

14 February 2024

21 February 2024

13 March 2024

27 March 2024

19 April 2024

24 April 2024

16 May 2024

22 May 2024

13 June 2024

26 June 2024

17 July 2024

24 July 2024

14 August 2024

21 August 2024

12 September 2024

25 September 2024

16 October 2024

23 October 2024

13 November 2024

20 November 2024

11 December 2024

11 December 2024

10 January 2025


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

We have provided resources and information to help you prepare for your online multiple choice assessment:

  • Download learner guidance in our On Screen Multiple Choice Assessment Technical Learner Guide.
  • Watch our short video with important information for your online multiple choice assessment.
  • The online multiple choice assessment 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.