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NEBOSH National General Certificate Unit NG1 Open Book Exam (2019 syllabus)

The NG1 is an Open Book Examination which you can sit at home and have 24 hours to submit.


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NEBOSH National General Certificate Unit NG1 Open Book Exam (2019 syllabus)

The NG1 is an Open Book Examination which you can sit at home and have 24 hours to submit.


This booking page is only for those who studied the new syllabus of NEBOSH National General Certificate (from September 2019) and wish to sit their first NG1 exam or to resit. 

We do not accept bookings for candidates that have undertaken their studies with other course providers.


The examination period begins at 0900 on the examination day - the dates listed.  During this 24-hour ‘window’ you will be expected to spend about 4 hours on the assessment.  You will be able to refer to course materials and access the internet.

After the examination, you are required to attend a ‘closing interview’.  This will be conducted online (via Microsoft Teams or Zoom) and must take place within two weeks of you sitting the examination.  The interview, which will last no more than 15 minutes, will be conducted by a British Safety Council staff member.  It does not form part of the assessment; it is simply to provide assurance that you completed the examination without assistance from a third party.  We will contact you to schedule your interview. After booking your examination the British Safety Council will contact you to arrange the date and time of your ‘closing interview.’


Dates and deadlines

Exam date Booking deadline
4 August 2021 19 July 2021
6 October 2021 20 September 2021
1 December 2021 15 November 2021


Open Book Examination key dates

  • 16 days before Exam date
    Registration deadline. This is shown in the table below. We are unable to accept any late registrations.

  • 3 days before the Exam date
    You will receive log in details for the NEBOSH online examination platform.  You are advised to log in, change your password and familiarise yourself with the platform before the day of the examination. 

  • Exam day (0900)
    First OBE begins.  You will have 24 hours to access, complete and submit your examination paper. 

  • 4 - 14 days after the exam 
    Your 15-minute closing interview will take place at a pre-arranged time.   

  • 8 - 10 weeks after the exam
    Results issued on or before this date.

There is a dedicated page on the NEBOSH website where further information and resources can be downloaded.  These include a sample examination question paper.  You are advised to familiarise yourself with this sample paper.


Required information to book your examination

During the booking process you will need to provide:

  • your exact name (as you want it to appear on your certificate)
  • your date of birth
  • your NEBOSH student number (only if you have previously taken a NEBOSH exam - otherwise leave blank)

If you haven't registered for an exam previously, you will not have a NEBOSH number and can leave this field blank. You will be given a number during the initial registration process.


Want to book NG2 as well?

You need to book your Open Book Exam for NG1 and the practical assessment for NG2 separately. Click here to be taken to the NG2 booking page.

NEBOSH Examination Entry Confirmation

Your NEBOSH Examination Entry Confirmation will be issued to you approximately 2 weeks before your examination date. This will be sent to you directly from NEBOSH via email.

Transfers / cancellations

Once you book you cannot alter or cancel your exam without full charges being applicable. No changes can be made once you have paid for your exam.



NEBOSH Examination Fee: £105 +VAT


Payment can be made by card or you can request an invoice. Please note your booking will only be confirmed once payment has been made against the invoice. If payment is not received your booking will be cancelled.


Once you have sat your examination and submitted your practical assessment, your result will be issued to you by NEBOSH within 10-12 weeks. This will be emailed to you from NEBOSH.

Click the Live Online option below to book your chosen date.

Live Online





Wednesday 6 October 2021

1 days

£105.00 (exc. VAT)




Wednesday 1 December 2021

1 days

£105.00 (exc. VAT)