The next NEBOSH IGC Open Book Exam is on 4th August 2021.

Registrations are now Open !!

We have crossed 900+ students who have  appeared for NEBOSH Open Book Exam in India, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Bangladesh, Ghana, South Africa, UK & UAE.

What is an open book examination?

Open book examinations enable you to sit your NEBOSH assessment on your own, usually in your own home or another safe and suitable location where you can concentrate. In a NEBOSH open-book examination, you will have up to 24 hours to complete your paper – though you should be able to complete the examination in 4-5 hours.

You can expect to see questions that ask What? Could? How? Why? and Where? These will not only assess what you know but what you can do with that knowledge; our examiners will be looking for you to demonstrate analytical, evaluation and creative skills as well as critical thinking.

Whatever format the question, it will relate to the syllabus and learning outcomes of your qualification.

Assessment is carried out in 2 steps.

  • Unit IG1 – Online Nebosh Open Book Exam
  • Unit IG2 – 3-hour practical risk assessment

NEBOSH International General Certificate will be awarded on successfully completing both units.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification, however, it is important that learners have a suitable standard of English language in order to understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus.

How to study?

Due to COVID-19, all our classes are now online. You could study offline as well as you can join our live classes.

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How long does it take to study?

The International General Certificate will involve a minimum of 65 taught hours and approximately 40 hours of private study and background reading.

It is possible for fast track learners to complete the qualification in 10 working days.


Once you have completed your course, we will register you for the next 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

  • IG1 – The invigilated paper-based exam is being permanently replaced by a new open-book examination (OBE) ,for English language assessments only. Other languages to follow at a later date..
  • IG2 – The practical unit IG2 will continue to be assessed as usual, please speak to your Learning Partner for further information.

On the day of the open book exam?

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

Exploring the platform

3 days before your exam you will be emailed with a link to the online exam portal, a unique username and a 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.

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. 

Closing interviews

Following completion of your exam, Gulf Academy will be in touch to arrange an interview after your exam. It is simply there to confirm your identity and that it was you who completed your submitted paper. This should take no more than 15 minutes.

Examination results

All results for assessments taken in English (including those for the practical application) should be received within 50 working days from the date of the examination or submission of the assignment. The specific date is written on your examination entry confirmation.

Useful Resources

Below is a list of useful documents to help you understand and prepare for your NEBOSH Certificate exam. If you have any questions that are not answered by this page.

NEBOSH Open Book Assessment Learners Guide

A full guide on what to expect from the new exam format.

NEBOSH Technical
Learner Guide

A technical guide to the practical steps of taking your online exam

NEBOSH IGC Syllabus Guide

IG1- Management of Health and Safety

IG2- Risk Assessment

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