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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 supporting interview
  • NG2/IG2: A 3-hour 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 Certificate Exam Dates                                             

Remember, you need to register for your NEBOSH General Certificate exam at least 4 weeks before your chosen exam date.

NEBOSH Certificate Open Book Exam Dates

Exam date Registration deadline
07 April 2021 08 March 2021
09 June 2021 11 May 2021
04 August 2021 07 July 2021
06 October 2021 08 September 2021
01 December 2021 03 November 2021

The deadline for submitting your NG2 practical risk assessment report is normally 10 working days after the OBE date, for example if your OBE exam date is 1 December 2021, then the the deadline for submitting your NG2 practical risk assessment report is around 15 December 2021.

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

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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.

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 Practical Submission.

NEBOSH Certificate Exam Resources

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

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