The NEBOSH National and International Diplomas have a five year enrolment period. 

NEBOSH does appreciate that there are some circumstances that prevent learners from continuing their studies for a period of time. To allow learners the opportunity to complete their qualification NEBOSH does allow learners to apply for an extension to their unit validity period*. Full details of the enrolment rules for the National and International Diplomas can be found in the Enrolment Policy for NEBOSH Diploma Level Qualifications.

Please refer to this document to make sure you are eligible to apply. Applications for an enrolment extension can be submitted within the final year of the original enrolment period but no later than 20 working days before the expiry date. Requests cannot be accepted without prior authorisation from their Learning Partner, evidence to support the reason for application and a completion timetable.

To apply for an extension learners must contact their Learning Partner directly to discuss their requirements. If the Learning Partner agrees that the learner is able to complete their qualification within the extension period they should contact NEBOSH on the learners behalf to request an extension. Requests without consent from the learner's Learning Partner cannot be accepted.

The enrolment extension request (and ACP transfer request if applicable) must be received before the final date for enrolment for the relevant examination sitting/assignment submission.

*A unit is valid for five years from the declaration (the date printed on the unit certificate.)

The latest 'Enrolment Policy for NEBOSH Diploma Level Qualifications' is now available. To download the procedure please click on the button below.

Enrolment Policy for NEBOSH Diploma Level Qualifications