NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate


The NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate will involve a total of 34 taught hours, 25 hours private study and 8 hours on assessments.

Course Information

Upcoming dates 2024/2025: 

  • January 8th – February 28th 2024, exam: March 6th 2024
  • March  18th – June 3rd 2024 (with the exception of the public holidays April 1st 2024, May 6th 2024, May 27th 2024)

Who is this course for?

Typically, candidates who undertake NEBOSH environmental training have a responsibility for managing environmental issues as part of their work. However, it is also suitable for anyone who wishes to start pursuing or advancing a career in environmental management.

Units / Modules

The NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate covers the following key areas:

  • Justify environmental management in the workplace using ethical, legal and financial arguments, linking these to wider environmental issues including sustainable development
  • Recognise workplace activities which may be subject to environmental legislation or enforcement
  • Understand the requirements of, and work within, an environmental management system, whilst contributing to continual improvement
  • Assess environmental aspects and associated impacts, determining significant aspects and evaluating current controls
  • Support environmental emergency planning
  • Understand the importance of reducing environmental harm; identify sources of noise, air, and water pollution; and suggest suitable control measures
  • Understand the benefits and limitations of a range of energy sources, and suggest suitable measures to increase energy efficiency

How will you be assessed?

The NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate is assessed in two parts:

  • In Unit EMC1, candidates are assessed by an online written examination that they have 24 hours to submit. Within it, candidates must demonstrate their knowledge gained through the course.
  • Unit EMC2 features a practical assessment, which is carried out at the candidate’s workplace. The practical assessment must be submitted within 10 working days of the exam date booking.

A unit certificate is issued denoting the achievement of each unit.

After that, a certificate award parchment is issued upon the completion of both units.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

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