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Course Guide - NEBOSH International Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management

An introduction on how to lead this course.


Please organise your travel to arrive at the course venue by 08:30 hours to register your attendance
The course will start promptly at 08:45 hours and is scheduled to finish at 17:00 hours. (please note: timings are subject to change at the discretion of the course tutor).

Learner resource area

The learner resource area contains important information in relation to your course and assessments. We recommend that you access the Learner Resource Area now and read the information carefully. There may be some pre-course work to do. If you have studied with us before and have an online account, please log in via

If you do not have an account, you will receive a separate email within 24 hours containing your log in details and instructions on how to access the Learner Resource Area. If you do not receive this email, please contact us as detailed below.

Key topics covered

  • Health and safety management systems
  • Managing fire safety
  • Principles of fire and explosion
  • Causes and prevention of fire
  • Fire protection in buildings
  • Safety of people in the event of a fire
  • Fire risk assessment

For a more comprehensive list of learning outcomes, please refer to the NEBOSH website.

Examination information

The qualification comprises three units, each of which is assessed separately:

  • Unit IGC1: International Management of Health and Safety
    • Assessed by a 2-hour written examination
  • Unit IFC1: International Fire Safety and Risk Management
    • Assessed by a 2-hour written examination
  • Unit FC2: Practical Fire Risk Assessment
    • Assessed by a fire risk assessment carried out in the candidate’s workplace

Professional membership

Holders of the NEBOSH International Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management are entitled to Associate Membership (AIOSH) of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). The qualification also meets the academic requirements for Technician Membership (Tech IOSH). 

Assessment registration and fees

The dates for the examinations are selected and paid for when the course is booked with your British Safety Council Account Manager.
If the candidate wishes to make changes to the examination booking, they should make contact with the British Safety Council Account Manager on +44 (0)20 8741 1231 as soon as possible.

Please Note: Any changes are subject to space availability and may incur additional fees.


Prior to the examination, the candidate will receive a reminder with location information and a NEBOSH Registration Form, this is to be completed and returned to the British Safety Council Examinations Officer in London. 

The student will also receive instructions for the practical fire risk assessment and details of the submission due date.

Should there be any queries regarding the process, please contact our customer service team at or call us on +44 (0)20 8741 1231.​


We wish you success on your course. If you have any queries or feedback please feel free to speak with your course tutor or contact our customer service team at or call us on +44 (0)20 8741 1231

Terms and conditions

As NEBOSH is the awarding body for this qualification, it is important that you are familiar with their terms and conditions. These are available in the Learner Resource Area (LRA) on the British Safety Council website (  

You can access the LRA by using the login information you created from your course confirmation email or you can visit the NEBOSH website directly (