The NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate is an updated qualification which replaces the:

Delivery of this course commences 2 August 2021. If studying on the old syllabus, you must sit your first exam by 31 December 2021, and the last date for resits will be 31 May 2023.

The NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate provides a comprehensive introduction to environmental management systems, international standards and current best practice for control of environmental hazards.

The NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate iconsists of two units which must be successfully completed within five years to achieve the NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate qualification:

Unit EMC1: Management and Control of Environmental Aspects

  • Foundations in Environmental Management
  • Environmental Management Systems
  • Assessing Environmental Aspects and Impacts
  • Planning for and Dealing with Environmental Emergencies
  • Control of Emissions to Air
  • Control of Environmental Noise
  • Control of Contamination of Water Sources
  • Control of Waste and Land Use
  • Sources and Use of Energy and Energy Efficiency

Unit EMC2: Assessing Environmental Aspects and Associated Impacts


  • Unit EMC1 is assessed by a scenario based assessment completed at home. You have 24 hours to complete this.
  • Unit EMC2 is assessed by a three-hour practical assessment carried out in your workplace (or another suitable workplace).

Exams are held 4 times a year.

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