NEBOSH General Certificate Exams

Your guide to sitting your NEBOSH exam with Horizon Risk Consultancy Ltd

The NEBOSH General Certificate is assessed in a two step process:

  • NG1/IG1: An online Open-Book Exam (OBE) and a closing interview
  • NG2/IG2: A practical risk assessment

You need to pass both assessments to achieve your qualification.

You can now sit both of your NEBOSH exams in your own home or another safe and suitable location.

Upcoming NEBOSH Exam Dates for General Certificate                                            

Remember, you need to register for your NEBOSH General Certificate exam at least 5 weeks before your chosen exam date.

NEBOSH Certificate Open Book Exam Dates

You can sit the exams at different times, you do not need to sit both in the same month. For example you can sit the NG1 exam in June and then you can sit the NG2 exam in October if you wish.

Exam Date Registration Deadline NG2/IG2 Submission Deadline

To book your NEBOSH General Certificate exam, just fill in the form at the right with the required information. We will be in touch within 24 hours to confirm your booking and explain the next steps.  

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us at

NEBOSH Certificate Open Book Exam Process

You’ll be emailed login details to the NEBOSH online exam portal around 7 days before your exam date. You should take this time to get to know the platform and address any challenges before your exam day.

NG2/IG2 Exam

The second unit of the exam is the risk assessment, you will be able to submit the completed risk assessment between the open book exam date and the NG2/IG2 submission deadline. There is no specific date when you can start your NG2/IG2 assessment as long as you have received the tuition and the assessment is relevant and up to date, you can choose how early you wish to start the assessment.

Exam day

Your open book exam paper will be available from 09:00 UK time. You will have 24 hours to complete and submit your exam, although it is expected to take you around 5 hours to complete.

Closing interviews

Closing interviews are held within the weeks following your Open Book Exam. The interview should last around 10 minutes and will be completed online.

Don’t worry, the interview doesn’t impact your marks for your paper. It’s simply there to confirm your identity and make sure it was you who completed the exam.

Your NEBOSH Certificate Exam Results

Results for your exam paper should be emailed to you within 50 days of your exam date. As before, your full qualification will not be complete until you pass your NG2/IG2 Practical Submission.

Re-sitting your NEBOSH Certificate exams

If you’ve failed a NEBOSH Certificate exam, don’t worry!  We can provide you all the information you need to re-sit your exam and offer useful resources to help you prepare. Click here for more information on re-sitting your NEBOSH Certificate exams.

If you are booking your exam resit, you must do this 6 weeks in advance of your chosen exam date, please fill out the exam booking form on this page and we will reply to you with instructions on how to pay. The cost per unit is £129 for the exam resit.

NEBOSH Certificate Exam Resources

Here is a list of useful documents to help you understand and prepare for your NEBOSH Certificate exam.

*Learner Terms and conditions

NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner Horizon

Your Details

Your username and password for the online exam will be sent to the email address you provided

Your Exam(s)

I agree to the Horizon Risk Consultancy Ltd Terms & Conditions linked to below*