NEBOSH, like organisations around the world, is adapting to the challenges and opportunities presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

We want people to feel safe when organising or attending a NEBOSH assessment. We have therefore brought forward and expanded plans to offer remote and online assessments for our range of qualifications and courses.

The first phase of this project is to introduce open book examinations (OBE) for units NG1, IG1, NGC1 and IGC1. These units are part of the National and International General Certificate, the National and International Certificate in Fire Risk Management, and the National and International Certificate in Construction Health and Safety.

NG1, NGC1 are available in English language only. IG1 and IGC1 are available in English, Arabic, French, Portuguese (European), Russian, Spanish (European) and Turkish.

This will replace invigilated paper-based examinations and enable learners to sit their NEBOSH assessment in their own home or another safe and suitable location. Learners wishing to sit this examination must register via their Learning Partner. 

Results will be issued 50 working days from the examination date and sent to the email address registered to your learner record.

The following OBE dates and corresponding results dates have been confirmed:

Examination date Results date
28 October 2020 11 January 2021
2 December 2020 15 February 2021
3 February 2021 16 April 2021
7 April 2021 18 June 2021
9 June 2021 18 August 2021


Other qualifications

A review of the assessments of other NEBOSH qualifications will follow; any alternatives we introduce will continue to provide the rigour and recognition people expect from a NEBOSH qualification whilst being safer for the learner during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

For anyone waiting to sit any other unit please click here to find the latest information for your assessment or examination.

Prepare for an examination

This area of our website will provide resources and information for learners preparing to undertake open book examinations for NEBOSH General Certificate examinations.


What is an OBE?   Resources    FAQ

Plagiarism    Marking and results

Here to help

If you have a question that is not covered on these pages then our Customer Experience team is here to help. You can contact them via email at or using the ‘live chat’ feature at the bottom of the page.

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