The NEBOSH Open Book Exam

A guide to sitting your NEBOSH Open Book Exam with us

NEBOSH has introduced open book exams for the NEBOSH National  General Certificates – unit NG1. This replaces in-person closed book exams and enables learners to sit their NEBOSH assessment in their own home or another safe and suitable location.

The assessment is a three-step process.

  • A risk assessment submission
  • An online open-book assessment
  • Closing interview

You need to pass both assessments to achieve your NEBOSH General Certificate.

The open book exam process


Once you have completed your course, contact us to find out the next available exam date and to register for your chosen 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.


Once successfully registered, you’ll 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 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, Lighthouse will be in touch to arrange an exit interview with you for your exam. This is nothing to worry about and doesn’t impact your marks for your paper. 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.


Results for your exam paper should be emailed to you within 50 days of your exam date. As before, your full qualification will not be complete until you pass your NG2 Risk Assessment Submission.

The first OBE will take place on 6th August, however a full list of upcoming open book exam dates will be released shortly. In the meantime, to book your online open book assessment, or submit your NG2 Risk Assessment give us a ring on 01634 260631 or email us at [email protected]

NEBOSH Open Book Assessment Learners Guide A full guide on what to expect from the new exam format.

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July 9, 2020 | Categories: Lighthouse News, News | exam,   NEBOSH,   online,   
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