NEBOSH receives regular requests from employers, recruitment agencies, Higher Education institutions, and other similar bodies to verify that an individual holds a NEBOSH qualification. It is important to NEBOSH that organisations can confirm the validity of NEBOSH qualifications to help you maintain safety in the workplace. We take all reports of fraudulent Certificates and Parchments extremely seriously and we recommend that all learners keep these documents safe to prevent fraudulent activities.
The person subject to this request does not have to provide authorisation. However, they must be aware that checks are being made.
The information we provide will be limited to whether or not the individual holds the qualification claimed. NEBOSH will not disclose marks achieved or verify unit examination results.
We offer three methods to verify a learners achievement.
All Certificates and Parchments produced following examinations sat from 1 October 2019 display a QR code in the bottom right-hand corner. You can scan this code using a smart phone to confirm authenticity.
All Certificates and Parchments issued after December 31 1990 can be verified using our free self-service verification platform. If your certificate was issued before 1991 you will need to submit your request directly to NEBOSH.
Submit a request directly to NEBOSH
If you have a copy of the qualification parchment, we can verify within 5 working days whether it is genuine.
If you do not have a copy of the qualification parchment, we can still verify whether or not the individual holds one of our qualifications. However, in order for us to comply with the Data Protection Act, such requests can only be processed if the request is received in writing; using the qualification verification request form. Disclosure will not be made in response to an enquiry via the telephone.
Requests to confirm qualifications held in the absence of a copy of the parchment will be processed as soon as all the relevant information and authorisation is received, but can take up to 20 working days.
Requests to confirm qualifications to external educational institutions or for emigration/visa purposes
Requests to confirm qualifications to external educational institutions or for emigration/visa purposes, where completion of external paperwork is required will be processed within 20 working days from receipt of the relevant documents. NEBOSH will, if requested, disclose marks achieved or verify unit examination results. Authorisation from the learners will be required. A fee is chargeable for this service, see our Learner Fees List for the current charges.
All qualification verification requests should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.