Below is a list of some of the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) we receive. If your question is not answered here, please contact us.
What are the benefits of Alumni membership?
At NEBOSH we value our Diploma holders and we want to help you continue your professional development. The benefits of being a member include:
- Network with fellow practitioners
- An ongoing programme of CPD webinars and events
- Access to the latest news through your exclusive newsletter and the website
- The opportunity to help shape NEBOSH qualifications
- Access technical information
- The opportunity to join the exclusive NEBOSH Alumni social media groups
How do I access NEBOSH Alumni social media networks?
NEBOSH has created Alumni groups on a number of social media platforms to enable our members to network, share best practice and keep up to date with NEBOSH news.
To register for either the Linked in or Facebook groups, click on the link below, answer a couple of questions, and once we have confirmed your eligibility your membership will be approved:
We have also set up the following WhatsApp groups that you can be part of:
- NEBOSH Alumni All
- NEBOSH Alumni UK
- NEBOSH Alumni UAE
- NEBOSH Alumni Africa
- NEBOSH Alumni South Asia
To join the Alumni All group and the regional group most relevant to your country of residence, please email email@example.com. In your email please confirm:
- which groups you would like us to add you to
- your learner number
- your WhatsApp mobile number.
More information and the rules of these WhatsApp group can be found here.
How do I update my email address on my record?
If you would like to change the email address you use to access the alumni website we can do this for you. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org providing your current email address and the one you would like to use instead. Once we confirm that your request has been actioned, you will be able to log in using your new email with your existing password.
I have not received my free NEBOSH Alumni pin, what shall I do?
If you have ordered an Alumni pin badge to be sent to an address outside the UK but have not yet received it, you can track your package using the tracking number provided in your order confirmation. Please allow 28 days for delivery before contacting us at email@example.com.
If you have ordered a badge to be dispatched to a UK address, and it has not arrived after 14 days, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are there any resources I can use to promote my Alumni status?
Yes, we have created an Alumni member logo, which you can download and use in your email footers and on your business cards.
Click here to download the logo and find out more about how it should be used.
I have seen that Alumni members can have a social media card created with their photo on. How do I request one?
We are happy to create personalised social media cards which you can share across your networks to celebrate your NEBOSH achievements.
All you need to do is send a large, high quality portrait photo of yourself to email@example.com confirming your name and learner number. Our designer will create your bespoke card which we will send back to you.
Do you arrange any events or webinars to support my continued professional development?
NEBOSH arranges events and webinars to support your development, including exclusive sessions for the NEBOSH Alumni. We will share information and how to secure your place on the Alumni website, newsletters and social media channels.
Where can I find details of the graduation ceremony?
Attending the NEBOSH Graduation and Awards Ceremony is a wonderful way to celebrate your success
We provide details of the next ceremony on our events page: NEBOSH Graduation.
If you have any further questions about the event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call + (0)116 263 4700.
If I want to continue my studies, what are the next steps?
Information about other NEBOSH qualifications can be found on NEBOSH’s website.
Alternatively, in partnership with the University of Hull, we offer MSc and MRes Degrees by distance learning in Occupational, Health, Safety and Environmental Management subjects. For more information click here.
How do I acquire professional status with a membership body?
NEBOSH qualifications are recognised by several professional membership bodies and we have provided details of some of these below:
The following NEBOSH qualifications are recognised by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) as meeting the academic requirements for Graduate Membership (Grad IOSH), and after completion of IOSH’s Initial Professional Development Scheme; Chartered Membership (CMIOSH).
Learners with these qualifications, providing your parchment features the SQA logo or you were enrolled before 31 August 2022, will meet the academic requirements to apply for IOSH membership at the appropriate grade:
- National Diploma for Occupational Health and Safety Management Professionals (July 2020 specification) – GradIOSH
- International Diploma for Occupational Health and Safety Management Professionals (July 2020 specification) – GradIOSH
- National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (November 2015 specification) – GradIOSH
- International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (November 2015 specification) - GradIOSH
- National Diploma Part 2 (no longer available to new students)
IOSH has recently made changes to its accreditation process which affects some NEBOSH qualifications.; Recognition of NEBOSH Qualifications. Please check the latest IOSH membership eligibility criteria at the time of applying; IOSH website.
The four NEBOSH Diploma-level qualifications are accredited by the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) as meeting the academic requirements for membership (MIIRSM).
The National Diploma in Environmental Management meets the academic requirements for IIRSM Specialist Membership (SIIRSM).
For further information, please visit IIRSM’s website.
Holders of either the NEBOSH National or International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety and either the NEBOSH National or International Certificate in Construction Health and Safety, all meet the requirements for Registered Construction Safety Practitioner (RMaPS) membership of the Association for Project Safety (APS).
For further information, please visit APS website.
Can my NEBOSH Diploma help with certification of any other external courses?
Yes – being a NEBOSH Diploma can help you meet some of the requirements to sit examinations for the:
- The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)
- The Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP)
We have provided further details below:
BCSP has two main levels of certification for safety professionals the first of these levels is Associate Safety Professional (ASP). Students will normally need to have passed the ASP assessments before going on to take the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) assessments.
The NEBOSH National and International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety is recognised for the internationally accredited Certified Safety Professional® (CSP) certification, allowing candidates to bypass the ASP examination and apply directly for the CSP examination if they also meet the other eligibility criteria of the BCSP.
Criteria for CSP certification:
- have passed either the NEBOSH National or International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety;
- hold a USA equivalent Associate’s in safety, health or environment or a bachelor’s degree in any discipline;
- And have at least four years of professional safety experience where safety is at least 50%, preventative, professional level with breadth and depth of safety duties.
Once a student has gained CSP Certification, they will need to go through BCSP’s recertification process every five years.
Likewise, a Certified Safety Professional may achieve the National or International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety without taking the related NEBOSH course, if they sit and pass the assessments.
For more information visit the BCSP website.
Holders of the NEBOSH National or International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety will now be eligible for certification as a Canadian Registered Safety Technician (CRST) upon completion of the CRST examination.
For NEBOSH National or International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety holders e with greater workplace experience and additional qualifications, BCRSP is offering a streamlined route to Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP).
Canadian professionals with CRSP status may now achieve a NEBOSH National or International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety without taking the relevant NEBOSH course, if they sit and pass the assessments.
For more information visit the BCRSP website.
How do I request a copy of my certificate?
To request a replacement certificate, you will need to complete the Replacement Certificate request form.
Full details and the request form are available on the NEBOSH website: Policy regarding learner certificates including corrections and reissues.
Can my employer check my results?
NEBOSH receives regular requests to verify that an individual holds a NEBOSH qualification. We have now made it easier for you to verify qualifications online, all you need to do is complete this form on website; NEBOSH Verifications.
I am looking to expand my team, how can I confirm that the applicant has a NEBOSH qualification?
GDPR provides various safeguards relating to the management of individuals’ personal data. It places a number of obligations on NEBOSH to ensure that data is managed effectively and lawfully. NEBOSH fully endorses and adheres to the principles of data protection, as set out in the GDPR. Information on how NEBOSH processes personal data can be found in our Privacy Statement.
NEBOSH has a legal responsibility not to disclose personal information without the written consent of the learner. However, if the learner and their sponsor or employer have signed a contract setting out data rights for the sponsor, information can be supplied in accordance with that contract. After the details of the individual and organisation details have been verified by NEBOSH, we can verify qualifications.
The person subject to this request does not have to provide authorisation. However, they must be made aware that checks are being made. You must provide evidence that you have advised them that you are seeking to verify their qualification.
All verification requests should be addressed to email@example.com
Alternatively, if an applicant or employee has provided a copy of their NEBOSH certificate, this can be verified using our online Verifications tool: NEBOSH Verifications.
I have evidence of malpractice, how do I report this?
NEBOSH has always taken ethical practice issues very seriously and continuously develops its systems to maintain the high standards we expect of ourselves. Anyone with evidence of malpractice, in any NEBOSH assessment, should report this to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Listening to an Alumni suggestion, we have now created a dedicated WhatsApp number for anyone who would like to report a malpractice concern or evidence. This will ensure you reach the right team and maintain the purpose of our regular Alumni channels.
The WhatsApp will reach our Ethical Practice team directly where they review every piece of information and intelligence. Please note:
- It must only be used for the reporting of suspected malpractice – we will not be able to provide support or information for any other queries.
- It must be used for messages only – phone/video calls will not be answered.
- Messages will be acknowledged but, for privacy reasons, we cannot provide an update on individual cases or investigations.
- This reporting channel is for Alumni members only and the WhatsApp number should not be shared outside of this community.
The Ethical Practice WhatsApp is: +447951327865