Exams and how you’re assessed
Professional recognition and SQA accreditation
Professional body recognition
Holders of the NEBOSH International General Certificate are entitled to:
- Associate Membership (AIOSH) of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). The qualification also meets the academic requirements for Technical Membership (Tech IOSH) of IOSH
Maintaining professional standards
The NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety has been accredited and credit rated by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) Accreditation. It sits in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) at SCQF Level 6 with 11 SCQF credit points.
SCQF Level 6 is comparable to RQF/CQFW Level 3 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
See the Qualifications Can Cross Boundaries chart issued by the UK regulators.
Where appropriate, the SQA Accreditation logo will appear on certificates awarded for this qualification. The SCQF logo, credit and level information will appear on the unit result notification. Please visit the SCQF website for further information on credit and levels.
Confirmation of registration for IG1 digital assessment
Once your Learning Partner has registered you to a digital assessment, NEBOSH will send you a Confirmation of Registration email that includes your learner number, and important information relating to your digital assessment. Please ensure that you check your name is spelt correctly and report this to your learning partner and NEBOSH if any changes are required. If you have not received this email please remember to check your spam folders.
Following receipt of your Confirmation of Registration email for your digital assessment, NEBOSH will send you a further email containing your Username and Password for the NEBOSH online examination platform. If you have not received this email please remember to check your spam folders.
IG1 – The invigilated paper-based exam has been permanently replaced with a digital assessment. Learners will have 24 hours to access, complete and submit their paper starting from 11am (UK time) on the examination date.
IG1 is available in English, Arabic, French, Portuguese (European), Russian, Spanish (European) and Turkish, however language options will not be available for all sittings.
We have confirmed the following dates for IG1 assessments:
|Unit||Examination date||Results notification date|
|IG1 (English only)||04 May 2022||15 July 2022|
|IG1 (all available languages)||08 June 2022||17 August 2022|
|IG1 (English only)||06 July 2022||15 September 2022|
|IG1 (English only)||03 August 2022||13 October 2022|
|IG1 (all available languages)||07 September 2022||16 November 2022|
|IG1 (English only)||05 October 2022||14 December 2022|
|IG1 (English only)||02 November 2022||20 January 2023|
|IG1 (all available languages)||07 December 2022||24 February 2023|
|IG1 (English only)||18 January 2023||29 march 2023|
|IG1 (English only)||08 February 2023||21 April 2023|
|IG1 (all available languages)||08 March 2023||22 May 2023|
|IG1 (English only)||05 April 2023||20 June 2023|
|IG1 (English only)||03 May 2023||13 July 2023|
|IG1 (all available languages)||07 June 2023||16 August 2023|
|IG1 (English only)||05 July 2023||14 September 2023|
|IG1 (English only)||09 August 2023||19 October 2023|
|IG1 (all available languages)||06 September 2023||15 November 2023|
|IG1 (English only)||04 October 2023||13 December 2023|
|IG1 (English only)||08 November 2023||25 January 2024|
|IG1 (all available languages)||06 December 2023||22 February 2024|
IG2 – The practical unit IG2 will continue to be assessed as usual, please speak to your Learning Partner for further information.
All results for assessments taken in English (including those for the practical application) should be received within 50 working days from the date of the examination or submission of assignment. The specific date is written on your assessment registration confirmation.
For learners wishing to continue their professional development NEBOSH offers a wide range of internationally recognised qualifications.
Our range of Award and Certificate level qualifications offer the opportunity to learn specific industry applications – such as process safety, construction, environmental management and leadership – or hone in on specific skills such as incident investigation.
For those wishing to study at a higher level, the NEBOSH Diplomas or Masters qualification offer the opportunity to gain one of the sector’s most prestigious qualifications.