NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

The NEBOSH International General Certificate provides an excellent foundation in occupational safety and health, helping those who study it manage risk more effectively. The NEBOSH International Certificate is based on international standards and is suitable for people in any industry sector, anywhere in the world. It is ideal for:

  • Managers, supervisors, employee representatives.
  • Those looking to start a career in health and safety.

The NEBOSH International General Certificate course is split into three units of study, each of which is assessed separately:

Unit IGC1: Management of International Health and Safety

Foundations in Health and Safety
Health and Safety Management Systems 1 - Policy
Health and Safety Management Systems 2 - Organising
Health and Safety Management Systems 3 - Planning
Health and Safety Management Systems 4 - Measuring, Audit and Review

Unit IGC2: Control of International Workplace Hazards

Workplace Hazards and Risk Control
Transport Hazards and Risk Control
Musculoskeletal Hazards and Risk Control
Work Equipment Hazards and Risk Control
Electrical Hazards and Control
Fire Hazards and Control
Chemical and Biological Health Hazards and Risk Control
Physical and Psychological Health Hazards and Risk Control

Unit IGC3: Workplace-Based Practical Assessment

You can read the full syllabus here.

You must complete all units within 5 years to achieve the full NEBOSH International General Certificate qualification.


The NEBOSH International Certificate is widely respected by employers worldwide; it meets the requirements for Technician Membership of IOSH and Associate Membership of IIRSM.

The NEBOSH International General Certificate also provides the perfect grounding for progression onto the NEBOSH International Diploma.

Blended Learning Option

You can study the NEBOSH International Certificate by attending a blended learning course at one of our high-quality training venues in the USA, Kingston Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago.

Our blended learning course allows you to study the course by distance/e-learning and then attend a two-day classroom workshop which provides intensive tutor-led revision before you sit your exam.

e-Learning Option

Our distance/e-learning option with unlimited help and support from our expert NEBOSH Trainers is a great option for those who need a more flexible way to study the NEBOSH Certificate.

You can start the blended learning or e-learning course at anytime and you'll receive support and guidance from your online tutor as you progress through the learning activities.

Examination Dates

Units IGC1 and IGC2 of the NEBOSH International Certificate are each assessed by one two-hour written examination.

Unit IGC3 is assessed by a two-hour practical assessment carried out in your workplace.

Exams take place in March, June, September and December.

We have exam centres in the USA, Jamaica, and Trinidad & Tobago. In addition, for other countries, we can make arrangements for you to take the exam at your local British Consultate office.

Course Pre-Requisites

No previous health and safety knowledge is required. However it should be noted that the examination is offered, and must be answered, in English, and that the course includes a requirement to write a short report, which must also be in English.

NEBOSH recommends that candidates undertaking the NEBOSH International General Certificate should reach the equivalent of a scoring of 6.0 or higher under the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Classroom Learning Course Fees

Classroom sessions are two (2) weeks long $3,000 US

Blended Learning Course Fees

Jamaica Venue - $1200

Trinidad & Tobago Venue - $1200

USA Venue - $1900 (1 day workshop)

all fees shown in US Dollars

e-Learning Course Fees

Jamaica - $1000

Trinidad & Tobago - $800

USA - $1700

all fees shown in US Dollars

Course Application

The course is being delivered by OSHE Consultants in Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and the USA, for aspiring health and safety professionals building directly upon the foundation of knowledge provided by the NEBOSH International General Certificate.

To complete your application for a place on one of our courses, please submit evidence of your qualifications to the course administrator by selecting one of the courses below.

You can make an application without having to pay any course fees. Once our course administrator has reviewed your previous qualifications and experience we'll then discuss with you your suitability for the course before offering you a place.

If you are an employer, please instruct each of your employees to make a personal application and we'll apply the appropriate discount rate when we ask for the course fees.

Apply for a place on one of these courses:

Jamaica Centre Course Application 

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