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NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

Develop the skills to create a safe and healthy workplace 

The NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (IGC) is a highly regarded qualification that focuses on the specific health and safety needs of businesses in the USA. It equips participants with the knowledge and abilities to ensure the safety of individuals and enhance their company's performance.

NEBOSH Certificate Course Facts
Learning Methods Online, Distance or Virtual
Units IG1: Management of Health and Safety
IG2: Practical Risk Assessment 
Exams Online open book exam
Workplace-based risk assessment
Entry Requirements Literate in the English Language
Course Guide Online Course Demo

Benefits of the NEBOSH Certificate

By successfully completing the NEBOSH Certificate, you will be able to:

  • Make sure people are safe from harm by reducing risk in your workplace
  • Protect your company from prosecution by making sure it is health and safety compliant
  • Kick-start your health and safety career with a globally recognised qualification
  • Become more valuable to your employer by helping them improve their safety performance

What's Covered in the NEBOSH International General Certificate?

The syllabus of the course has been updated to reflect the real-life responsibilities of a health and safety professional. It focuses on the everyday risks that individuals face and provides practical skills to effectively manage and mitigate them, ensuring the well-being of people and profits.

The course is divided into two units:

  • Unit IG1: Management of health and safety
  • Unit IG2: Practical risk assessment

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How is the NEBOSH Certificate Assessed?

The NEBOSH General Certificate is assessed through a two-step process:

  • IG1: An online open book exam (OBE) and supporting closing interview
  • IG2: A workplace-based practical risk assessment

Both assessments must be successfully completed to achieve the qualification.

The open book exam replaces the traditional two-hour written exam for Module MS1 of the IOSH Managing Safely Course. Now, you have the convenience of taking both exams from the comfort of your own home or any other suitable location.

You can find further details on the OBE exams in our Exam Hub here:

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Is the NEBOSH Certificate right for you?

The NEBOSH Certificate is designed for individuals who require a comprehensive understanding of health and safety to effectively manage day-to-day risks in their roles. This includes Health and Safety Officers/Advisors, General Managers, HR Managers, Directors, Security Personnel, and Public Service Workers.

t also serves as an ideal starting point for individuals seeking a career in health and safety. With its valuable introduction to the field, it provides a solid foundation for further study.

No prior experience or knowledge in health and safety is necessary to enroll in the course.

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How to study for the NEBOSH International General Certificate

We offer various learning formats to cater to different preferences and needs:


Independent learners can opt for our downloadable course notes that allow them to study at their own pace and convenience.


Our most popular format grants learners flexibility by enabling them to learn and study on their preferred devices, anytime and anywhere, through the Astutis TrackSmart and ExamSmart platforms.


For those seeking the most exclusive and interactive learning experience, our Virtual Classroom combines the benefits of both traditional classroom learning and virtual platforms, offering the most learner-centric and flexible format available.

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