Important information: Changes to multiple choice question assessments

Thursday, 25 November 2021

NEBOSH’s multiple choice question (MCQ) assessments are moving online.

This change will enable learners in any country of the world to engage in learning and achieve the qualifications - NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management and NEBOSH Environmental Awareness at Work Qualification – assessed in this way.

Online MCQ assessments will 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.

Online MCQ assessments will take place four times per year, with the first assessment taking place on 26 January 2022.*

There will be a short transition window and paper-based MCQs may continue to take place on an on-demand basis until 21 March 2022.*

Please visit our dedicated website page for more information and resources – including a Learner Guide – about the change to these assessments and guidance for undertaking one: Online Multiple Choice Assessments.

*Learners must register to take an assessment via their accredited Learning Partner. Please check with your Learning Partner to confirm the date and format (online or paper) of the assessment you have been registered for.