NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety exam dates 2022

NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety exam dates 2022

FSC1 - For the FSC1 Open Book digital assessment, learners will have 24 hours to access, complete and submit their Certificate in Fire Safety exam paper starting at 11am (UK time) on the examination date.


NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety FSC1 Module
Unit Examination Date Results Notification Date
FSC1 08 June 2022 17 August 2022
FSC1 03 August 2022 13 October 2022
FSC1 05 October 2022 14 December 2022
FSC1 07 December 2022 24 February 2023
FSC1 08 February 2023 21 April 2023
FSC1 05 April 2023 20 June 2023
FSC1 07 June 2023 16 August 2023
FSC1 09 August 2023 19 October 2023
FSC1 04 October 2023 13 December 2023
FSC1 06 December 2023 22 February 2024



What makes up a Fire Certificate?

The NEBOSH Fire Certificate is a two module qualification FSC1 and FSC2 which are combined in a single 4 day course. They are assessed with an Open Book Exam, closing interview (FSC1) and Practical Risk Assessment and Written Report (FSC2).


Once you have booked your NEBOSH Fire Certificate course, you will be registered to take the exam by RISK. This means it's important we have the correct details on your registration form, including direct delegate contact details if being booked by a third party. This also helps us to minimise any technology issues prior to the course start date.

Only by passing the FSC1 and FSC2 modules, and successfully completing the closing interview will you have the NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety qualification

What happens once you’ve sat the Fire Certificate Exam?

#1 - RISK get access to your submitted exam papers 3 days later

RISK access and download delegate exam submissions in preparation for closing interviews. All other delegates will have interviews scheduled over the next 10 days.

At this point the exam hasn't been marked by NEBOSH, the purpose of this interview is to assess the work has been completed by the delegate. The aim of this interview is to ensure that the work was completed by the delegate themselves and exam scripts have not been plagiarised.

#2 - RISK conduct closing interviews

NEBOSH has a strict and rigorous approach to malpractice, plagiarism and collusion. This ensures fairness for all our learners and provides reassurance for the organisations who employ our qualification holders. You must not collude or share answers with other learners and all the work you submit must be solely your own.

Although the closing interviews are not assessed, NEBOSH will not publish your results if you do not attend. The closing interview is a key part of their malpractice approach and includes multiple steps:

RISK are provided with a list of interview questions which are bespoke to the examination paper and designed to check you have the underpinning knowledge and understanding behind your answers. Learning Partners ask the questions in a random sequence so not every learner will be asked the same combination of questions; this prevents learners from predicting the interview questions or coaching others. RISK then complete a Closing Interview Record Sheet for every learner.

NEBOSH specifies that the interviewer must have a NEBOSH General Certificate (or equivalent) or at least three years’ experience in the health and safety industry. Before the interview they will read your examination paper so they can ask more detailed questions if required.

During the interview you will be required to:

Show your identification to check you are who you say you are. This is the same as an invigilated examination.

Show the room you are in to make sure you are alone.

Answer questions about your examination. If you have not written the answers yourself it will be difficult to answer the questions.

To make sure the closing interviews are carried out correctly NEBOSH silently observes a targeted selection of interviews AND scrutinises Closing Interview Record Sheets. If your RISK interviewer or NEBOSH suspects malpractice at any time we will investigate further.

#3 - Submit your Practical Risk Assessment and Written Report

The final element of your NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety is to complete a Fire Risk Assessment and Written Report which is submitted directly to NEBOSH. The risk assessment component needs to be submitted 10 days after your Open Book Exam - this needs to be returned to RISK, who then submit to NEBOSH. The risk assessment demonstrates that you know how to apply everything you've learnt during the course. You will be assessed on your ability to apply your skills and knowledge to a wide range of issues and ability to deliver positive change to a real workplace.

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