Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a list of some of the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) we receive. If the question you have is not answered here, please get in touch by clicking on Contact Us.

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NEBOSH maintains a register of all qualification holders, along with the number on the certificate or parchment issued to them. 

NEBOSH receives regular requests from employers, recruitment agencies, Higher Education institutions, and other similar bodies to verify that an individual actually holds a NEBOSH qualification.

If you have a copy of the qualification parchment or unit result notification, we can verify within 5 working days whether it is genuine or not. Please send a copy of the suspect certificate, parchment or unit result notification to verifications@nebosh.org.uk 

You can transfer your enrolment from one course provider to another during your enrolment period. You will need to source a new course provider who will complete an enrolment transfer request form on your behalf.

There is a fee associated with this request, which is detailed on our Student Fee List. Transfer requests must be received before the final date for enrolment for the relevant examination sitting/assignment submission. 

If you require assistance in finding an alternative course provider you can use our Where to Study search facility on our website or contact a member of our Customer Service Team on +44(0) 116 2634700 or info@nebosh.org.uk

NEBOSH Certificate Qualifications


Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)

Holders of the following qualifications are entitled to Associate Membership (AIOSH) of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). These qualifications also meet the academic requirements for Technical Membership (Tech IOSH) of IOSH.

  • National Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety 
  • National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety 
  • National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management 
  • International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety 
  • International Certificate in Construction Health and Safety 
  • International Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management 
  • National Diploma Part 1 (no longer available to new students)

For further information please contact IOSH.

International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM)

The above seven NEBOSH qualifications are also accredited by the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) as meeting the academic requirements for Associate Membership (AIIRSM). For further details please contact IIRSM.

Association for Project Safety (APS)

The National and the International Certificates in Construction Health and Safety meet the headline entrance criteria requirements for Construction Safety Associate membership (AaPS) of the Association for Project Safety (APS).

For further information please contact APS.

Institute of Fire Prevention Officers (IFPO)

The following qualifications meet the qualification requirements for Technician membership (TIFPO) of the Institute of Fire Prevention Officers (IFPO) and each qualification meets the academic requirements for Associate Membership (AMIFPO). 

  • National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management 
  • International Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management

Qualification holders with the relevant skills and experience may also apply to join the IFPO Fire Risk Assessors register.

NB: This only applies to candidates sitting the April 2013 specification (or later) for either qualification. Examinations for the April 2013 specifications commenced from 1 January 2014. 

For further information please contact IFPO.

IEMA

Holders of the Certificate in Environmental Management meet the academic requirements IEMA Associate (AIEMA) level membership and will have their application fast tracked, provided that they apply within three years of achieving their Certificate.

For further information please contact IEMA.

NEBOSH Diploma Qualifications

IOSH

The following NEBOSH qualifications are accredited by IOSH as meeting their requirements for Graduate Membership (Grad IOSH), and after completion of IOSH's Initial Professional Development Scheme; Chartered Membership (CMIOSH).

  • National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety 
  • International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety 
  • National Diploma Part 2 (no longer available to new students)  

For further information please contact IOSH.

IIRSM

The above three NEBOSH Diploma-level qualifications are also accredited by the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) as meeting the academic requirements for Membership (MIIRSM).

The following qualification meets the academic requirements for IIRSM Specialist Membership (SIIRSM):

  •  National Diploma in Environmental Management

For further details please contact IIRSM.

APS

Holders of either the NEBOSH National or International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety and either the NEBOSH National or International Certificate in Construction Health and Safety meet the headline entrance criteria requirements for Registered Construction Safety Practitioner (RMaPS) membership of the Association for Project Safety (APS).

For further information please contact APS.

IEMA

Holders of the National Diploma in Environmental Management meet the academic requirements for IEMA Practitioner (PIEMA) level membership and will have their application fast tracked, provided that they apply within three years of achieving their Diploma.

For further information please contact IEMA.

NEBOSH receives regular requests from employers, recruitment agencies, Higher Education institutions and other similar bodies to verify that an individual actually holds a NEBOSH qualification. 

All qualification verification requests should be addressed to verifications@nebosh.org.uk

For full details on how to make a verification request please click here

Related questions

How can I tell if a unit certificate, qualification parchment or a unit result notification is genuine?
How can I verify a person’s certificate or parchment?
How do I make a verification request?

There are a  number of Course Providers offering a courses leading to each of our qualifications. All Course Providers meet minimum requirements in order to achieve and maintain accreditation with us.

We cannot make a recommendation to you and nor do we disclose examination pass rates for individual Course Providers.

Course Providers differ in their teaching formats, the amount of support they provide, venue type and location and hence cost. We recommend that you contact a number of providers to discuss their services so you can make a choice of which suits you best.

Details of all our course providers are available by looking at the Where to Study section of the website. There you can also find a very useful document in order to assist you in selecting the best course provider for you.

Alternatively, you can contact our Customer Service Team on +44 (0) 116 2634700 or info@nebosh.org.uk

Related questions

What modes of study are available?
Where and when can I study?

How much does it cost to study?     

Different Course Providers charge different amounts - why?

A number of NEBOSH qualifications do have common units. Details of these common units can be found by clicking here

If the exemption you are looking to claim is of the same level of qualification this will be applied automatically. If you would like to use a higher level qualification as an exemption i.e the Unit A of the National Diploma as an exemption from taking the NGC1 of the Fire Certificate, you will need to contact NEBOSH as this will mean that the NGC1 mark is capped at the pass mark of 45.

If you have any further question you can contact our Customer Service Team on +44 (0) 116 2634700 or info@nebosh.org.uk

 

All students or Course Providers requesting a replacement certificate should read the Policy regarding candidate certificates including corrections and reissues.

To replace a NEBOSH Unit Certificate or Qualification Parchment, students must complete a Replacement unit certificate/qualification parchment request form (form UCP1) and return the completed form to NEBOSH.

Please note Course Providers requesting a replacement certificate must complete a Replacement unit certificate/qualification parchment request form (form UCP2). Please return the completed form to:

Replacement Certificates
NEBOSH
Dominus Way
Meridian Business Park
Leicester
LE19 1QW

or email completed forms to info@nebosh.org.uk

All request will then be reviewed and you will be contact by a member of our Customer Service Team to make payment.

If you have any further questions you can contact our Customer Service Team on +44 (0) 116 2634700 or info@nebosh.org.uk

A students overall qualification mark can be calculated once they have achieved the pass criteria in all units of the qualification. The marks of each unit are then added together to calculate the students overall mark.

Once the overall mark has been calculated the mark will need to be compared to the grade banding of the particular qualification to identify if the student has achieved a Pass, Credit or Distinction.

The grade bandings can vary depending on the qualification and can be found in the qualification syllabus guide in the qualification section, click here or on the reverse of the students Unit Results Notification (URN).

Related Questions

Are units graded?

Are qualifications graded?

This will depend on which Course Provider and what qualification you choose to study.

As a rough guide Certificate courses can take from two weeks for a "block release" course to three months for a "day release" course.

Diploma courses can take between nine and thirty-six months to complete depending on the Course Provider's timetable and the pace at which you wish to proceed in your studies.

Details of the recommended taught hours and private study hours can be found in each qualification syllabus guides, these can be found in the qualification section under resources.

If you have made a request for a replacement certificate, you should expect to receive this within 20 working days of receipt of the request and payment by NEBOSH.

If it has not been received within this timescale please e-mail our Customer Service Team on info@nebosh.org.uk who will respond to your e-mail within two working days.

For more information please see our Policy regarding candidate certificates including corrections and reissues.

Related questions

What is the cost of a replacement certificate?

My certificate has been lost or stolen, can i get a replacement?

My certificate has been damaged, can i get a replacement?

How do i make a request for a replacement or amended unit Certificate or Qualification Parchment?