Updated: Sep 14
NEBOSH International General Certificate Open Book Exam 2nd November 2022 Wednesday
NEBOSH International Certificate Exams
Your guide to sitting your exam with Simply Safety
The NEBOSH International General Certificate is assessed in a two step process:
IG1: An online open book exam (OBE) and supporting interview
IG2: A workplace-based practical risk assessment
You need to pass both assessments to achieve your qualification.
The open book exam replaces the 2-hour written exam for Unit IG1 of the NEBOSH General Certificate.
You can now sit both of your NEBOSH exams in your own home or another safe and suitable location.
The very immediate NEBOSH International General Certificate IGC Open Book Exam is 2nd November 2022. For this NEBOSH IGC Open Book Exam you have to confirm your registration with Simply Safety by 30th September 2022.
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What is NEBOSH IGC Open Book Exam?
You may know that several NEBOSH certificate-level qualifications now include a digital assessment, also known as an open book examination (OBE).
This format enables you to sit your NEBOSH assessment on your own, usually in your own home or another safe and suitable location where you can concentrate.
However Open Book Exams are not an "easy alternative" to the traditional face to face invigilated examinations
While the questions you’ll be asked will be different to those in our previous closed book examinations, the OBE needs preparations. You will be presented with a scenario that describes a realistic workplace and situation. You will then be asked to carry out a series of tasks using evidence presented in the scenario, as well as the underpinning knowledge you have gained through your studies and revision.
Open Book Examinations OBE
"The scenario style questions definitely promote the candidates understanding and evaluation. You cannot get through the exam ‘parrot fashion’." Rebecca Docker, NEBOSH Examiner and Managing Director RD Safety Solutions
Other upcoming NEBOSH International Certificate Exam Dates
Remember, you need to register for your NEBOSH International General Certificate Open Book Exam BEFORE the closing dates (check with us what are the NEBOSH IGC OBE closing dates)
IG1: NEBOSH International General Certificate Open Book Exam Dates
NEBOSH IGC OBE Exam date OBE Registration deadline
OBE 02 November 2022 by 30 September 2022
OBE 07 December 2022 by 2 November 2022
OBE 18 January 2023 by 09 December 2022
OBE 08 February 2023 by 04 January 2023
OBE 08 March 2023 by 01 February 2023
NEBOSH IGC OBE Open Book Exam Process
You'll be emailed login details to the NEBOSH online exam portal 3 days before your exam date. You should take this time to ensure your login details are working, get to know the platform and address any challenges before your exam day.
NEBOSH IGC OBE Exam day
Your open book exam paper will be available from 11:00 UK-time. At this point, you should download your question paper and answer sheet to your computer to complete.
You will have 24 hours to complete and submit your exam, although it is expected to take you around 3 hours to complete.
NEBOSH IGC OBE Closing interviews
Closing interviews are held within the weeks following your Open Book Exam. The interview should last around 10 minutes and will be completed online via Zoom.
Don't worry, the interview doesn't impact your marks for your paper. It's simply there to confirm your identity and make sure it was you who completed the exam.
Your NEBOSH IGC Certificate OBE Exam Results
Results for your exam paper should be emailed to you within 50 working days of your exam date. As before, your full qualification will not be complete until you pass your IG2 Practical Assessment.
Read more about NEBOSH IGC and OBE here
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