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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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A learners examination results/marks are "personal information" within the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). NEBOSH has a legal responsibility not to disclose personal information without the written consent of the learner.

However, if the learner and their sponsor or employer have signed a contract setting out data rights for the sponsor, information can be supplied in accordance with that contract (a copy of the signed contract must be provided with the written request). 

If written and/or evidence of contractual consent has been provided, please note NEBOSH will verify the details of the individual and organisation before information is disclosed. 

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How do I make a verification request?

The course fees charged by our Learning Partners may vary depending on a number of factors.

Smaller group sizes, additional one-to-one support and marking and feedback on mock examinations all tend to make course fees higher. However a more expensive course in not necessarily better; colleges are often able to access public funding, which may enable them to subsidise fees for their learners. 

When choosing a Learning Partner and comparing prices, you should ensure that you know what is included in their fees and whether there are any other costs or fees to consider. For example; some Learning Partners quote a cost inclusive of the enrolment and registration fees payable to NEBOSH; others require these fees to be paid in addition to the course cost. Some Learning Partners include lunch and refreshments or text books in the cost of their course.  

Please see the Where to Study section of our website

Alternatively you can contact our Customer Enquiry Team; Contact us.

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The Construction Skills Certificate Scheme  does accept UK NEBOSH qualifications as an exemption from the health and safety test of the CSCS cards

For full details of our qualifications that can be accepted, you can use the ‘AQP Search Tool’  by searching 'NEBOSH', on the CSCS website

Successful applicants holding these academic qualifications will be issued with an AQP (Academically Qualified Person) card, which is valid for five years. 

All applicants must have passed the CITB Managerial and Professional (MAP) level Health, Safety & Environment Test within the past two years. 

Further information is available on the CSCS website.

 

 

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 

NEBOSH certificates can also be verified online using our self-service verifications platform, NEBOSH Verifications. Newer certificate designs also feature a QR code which can be scanned for verification.

For full details please see our Verifications Policy.

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

There is a fee associated with this request, which is detailed on our Learner 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 Learning Partner you can use our Where to Study search facility on our website or contact our Customer Enquiry Team; Contact us.

NEBOSH Certificate Qualifications

Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)

Holders of the following NEBOSH 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 learners)

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 following qualifications meet the headline entrance criteria requirements for Construction Safety Associate membership (AaPS) of the Association for Project Safety (APS).

  • National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety 
  • International Certificate in Construction Health and Safety 

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 learners 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.

 

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 learners)  

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.

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, and to download a verification request form, please click here

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The latest qualifications have been designed to cover what a learner needs to know, so we are moving away from exemptions (common units). So general health and safety content is covered in the National or International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. Whereas the specialist qualifications (such as Construction and Fire Certificates) contain content that is relevant to the discipline.

However, learners can continue to register to the 2014 specification of the National and International Certificate in Construction Health and Safety until 31 December 2021*. Learners must be registered to the new specification after this date.

Learners can also continue to register to the 2014 specifications of the National and International Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management until 31 December 2021*. Learners must be registered to the new specification after this date.

*This date is subject to change following SQA accreditation of the new/revised specifications.

If you have any further question you can contact our Customer Enquiry Team; Contact us.

 

All learners or Learning Partners requesting a replacement certificate should read the Policy regarding candidate certificates including corrections and reissues. This includes all required information and a link to the relevant form.

To replace a NEBOSH Unit Certificate or Qualification Parchment, learners must complete a Replacement certificate request form. Learning Partners are also able to submit this form on their Learner's behalf. 

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

A learners 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 learners 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 learner 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 learners Unit Results Notification (URN).

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