NEBOSH Open Book Examination

NEBOSH has introduced open book exams for the NEBOSH National General Certificate – units NG1 and NGC1. This replaces in-person closed book exams and enables learners to sit their NEBOSH assessment in their own home or another safe and suitable location.

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1) Registration

Once you have completed your course, contact us to register on to the next available exam date. It is important that you provide us with the correct email address as this is what you will use to access the exam portal.

2) Confirmation

Once successfully registered, you'll receive a confirmation email advising you that you are now booked on to your open book exam. 

3) Exploring the platform

3 days before your exam you will be emailed with a link  to the online exam portal, a unique username and temporary password. At this point you should log in, change your password and familiarise yourself with the platform ahead of your exam. Your exam paper will not be available to view until the date of your exam. 

4) Exam day

At 09:00 BST the open book examination question paper will be available on the NEBOSH online platform. You will have 24 hours to complete and submit your exam, although it is expected to take you around 5 hours to complete. 

5) Results

Results for your exam paper should be emailed to you within 50 days of your exam date. Please note, your full qualification will not be complete until you pass both your NG1 Examination and NG2 Practical Submission.


For further information or updates on the NEBOSH open book exams please refer to the Nebosh website here.