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International NEBOSH Diploma holders to be recognised by IOSH


International holders of a NEBOSH Diploma for Occupational Health and Safety Management professionals are to be recognised by IOSH for membership applications

Holding a NEBOSH Diploma demonstrates the achievement of a recognised and relevant qualification and meets the academic requirements to apply for GradIOSH membership.

From July 2023, the NEBOSH National and International Diplomas will be regulated by Ofqual, offering regulatory protection to Diploma assessments taken anywhere in the world. This means that qualification holders from any country can use their NEBOSH Diploma for IOSH membership applications.

Dee Arp, NEBOSH chief operating officer, said, “NEBOSH prides itself on rigorous and respected qualifications that prepare learners for the workplace and support their continued professional development.

“We want all of our qualification holders to have access to the same opportunities so I’m delighted that NEBOSH was able to secure additional regulation with Ofqual, ensuring our international learners can continue their professional development with their membership body of choice.”

Nicole Rinaldi, IOSH director of Professional Services, said, “IOSH is pleased that the NEBOSH Diplomas will be regulated by Ofqual and meet our rigorous high standards of accreditation, giving international learners another route to IOSH membership.

“This provides additional choice, flexibility, and opportunity to join our vibrant international community of OSH professionals.”

NEBOSH is also making some minor adjustments to the assessment of its Diplomas, although the syllabus content remains the same.

The NEBOSH National and International Diplomas for Occupational Health and Safety Management Professionals are also recognised by BCSP, BCRSP and IIRSM for qualification holders wanting to pursue membership with a range of global membership bodies.