The NEBOSH International General Certificate (IG) is assessed with 1 written exam for IG1 and a practical risk assessment for IG2. You must successfully pass both units within 5 years to achieve the full qualification.
To successfully pass a unit, you have to demonstrate an understanding of the key concepts and their practical application by producing comprehensive, relevant answers.
If you have received a fail in one of your NEBOSH International General Certificate units, also known as a referral, you can either:
You can resit a failed unit providing you do so within 5 years of achieving your first successful unit. If you haven’t yet passed a unit, the 5 year time frame won't apply until you have successfully achieved a unit.
If you want to resit a unit you have passed with the aim of achieving a higher mark, you can do so providing it is within the same 5 year period. You must inform NEBOSH of your intention to do so within 20 days of the date the result was issued.
You can resit your NEBOSH International General Certificate exams in one of our training centres in March, June, September or December.
If you feel your result doesn’t match your reasonable expectations, you can appeal to get your unit remarked by submitting an Enquiries About Results (EAR) form within 20 days of the result being issued.
The NEBOSH Examiners Reports offers insight into the key areas that learners commonly underperform.
The NEBOSH International General Certificate Syllabus Guide details the learning outcomes for each module. These will give you a good indication of the level of knowledge you need to have for the exam and what you should be revising.
The NEBOSH Examiners reports also offer an excellent resource to help prepare for future exams. The Examiners Reports are published yearly after March and September exams and are free to download from the NEBOSH website. Feedback is offered on exam techniques, command words and learning outcomes.