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NEBOSH IGC Singapore and FAQ

Is the NEBOSH IGC accepted or recognised in Singapore?

The short answer is NO.

Singapore as well as many other countries have their own qualifications and you need those to be registered in their countries

For Singapore to be a Registered Workplace Safety Health Officer, you need to take the Singapore WSQ Level C Diploma, work a number of years, write in to Ministry of Manpower and then be registered as a Workplace Safety Health Officer.

Similar schemes are also adopted in many countries


The long answer?

Better companies, more sophisticated employers, more experienced hiring managers, see the candidates with NEBOSH IGC as standing out from their peers. There many be candidates with the same number of years of being a Workplace Safety Health Officer but the one with more recognised credentials may stand out.


Is the NEBOSH IGC valid in Singapore?

Again the similar answer to above which is

The short answer is NO.

Singapore as well as many other countries have their own qualifications and you need those to be registered in their countries

For Singapore to be a Registered Workplace Safety Health Officer, you need to take the Singapore WSQ Level C Diploma, work a number of years, write in to Ministry of Manpower and then be registered as a Workplace Safety Health Officer.

Similar schemes are also adopted in many countries


The long answer?

Better companies, more sophisticated employers, more experienced hiring managers, see the candidates with NEBOSH IGC as standing out from their peers. There many be candidates with the same number of years of being a Workplace Safety Health Officer but the one with more recognised credentials may stand out.



Why is the NEBOSH IGC so popular in Singapore?

The popularity of NEBOSH IGC in Singapore started around 2008/2009. Initially there may have been one training provider but then there were 2 (we were the other training provider) and later on more. Also many candidates saw their friends with the NEBOSH IGC qualifications move on to better positions or overseas positions.


Is the NEBOSH IGC required in Singapore?

No it is not a requirement. Just like in many countries, every country has their own requirements. It is a good to have and does make you stand out.


With the NEBOSH IGC can you become a Safety Officer in Singapore?

No

You need to have the WSHO qualifications or rather the WSQ Level C Diploma, the years of experience and writing in to Ministry of Manpower before you become a Safety Officer in Singapore


Is the NEBOSH IGC worth it?

Yes definitely. I myself have never regretted taking the NEBOSH IGC. When I took it I had to travel to a different country for the lessons and at a later stage travel there again.


Should I take the NEBOSH IGC?

Yes. If you can afford the time and money. Especially since the syllabus changed and the way that the examination itself is being conducted. Making it easier for students to have access to the learning and the examinations


Is the NEBOSH IGC hard or difficult?

It all depends on you. How hard you study. How you answer the scenario based questions


Is the NEBOSH IGC expensive?

Why don't you call us and find out. It really is not.






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