National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) awarding body
What we're all about
NEBOSH (The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) was formed in 1979 as an awarding body with charitable status. We offer a comprehensive range of globally-recognised, qualifications designed to meet the health, safety and environmental management needs of all places of work.
Courses leading to NEBOSH qualifications attract around 50,000 candidates annually and are offered by over 600 course providers, with exams taken in over 120 countries around the world. In 2014, we were delighted to be awarded Britain's highest accolade for trade success, the Queen's Award for Enterprise, for our "outstanding achievement" in International Trade.
Our qualifications are recognised by the relevant professional membership bodies including the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), IIRSM, the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) and IEMA.
NEBOSH examinations and assessments are set by its professionally qualified staff assisted by external examiners; most of whom are Chartered Safety and Health Practitioners or Chartered Environmentalists operating within industry, the public sector or in enforcement.
Our technical standards are overseen by a Qualification Governance Council with representatives drawn from national institutions.
NEBOSH is an awarding body approved by Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) Accreditation, which has a UK-wide regulatory remit.
In addition, NEBOSH is also an ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certified organisation.