NEBOSH International Fire Certificate

Nebosh logoThe NEBOSH International Fire Certificate course is based on international standards and best practice and provides the knowledge required by people with fire safety responsibilities at work. The course provides the knowledge and understanding to carry out an effective fire risk assessment, as well as embed good practice in the workplace. 

Who should attend?

  • Managers, supervisors and anyone carrying out fire safety duties within their day-to-day role
  • Anyone who contributes to or reviews fire risk assessments within low to medium risk workplaces

What will I learn?

The NEBOSH International Fire Certificate is based on international standards and best practice. It is made up of three units which must be successfully completed within five years to achieve the NEBOSH International Fire Certificate qualification:

Unit IG1: Management of International Health and Safety

  • Foundations in Health and Safety
  • Health and Safety Management Systems - Plan
  • Health and Safety Management Systems - Do
  • Health and Safety Management Systems - Check
  • Health and Safety Management Systems - Act

Unit IFC1: Fire Safety and Risk Management

  • Managing Fire Safety
  • Principles of Fire and Explosion
  • Causes and Prevention of Fires and Explosions
  • Fire Protection in Buildings
  • Safety of People in the Event of Fire
  • Fire Safety Risk Assessment

Unit IFC2: Fire Safety Practical Application


Units IG1 and IFC1 of the NEBOSH International Fire Certificate are each assessed by a two-hour written examination. Unit IFC2 is assessed by a two-hour practical assessment carried out in your workplace (or another suitable workplace).

How will I benefit?

  • Boost your career prospects; NEBOSH Certificates are valued by employers globally
  • Entitled to Associate Membership of IOSH (AIOSH) and meets the academic requirements for Technical Membership (TechIOSH)
  • Entitled to Associate Membership of the IIRSM (AIIRSM)
  • Entitled to Technician Membership of the Institute of Fire Prevention Officers (TIFPO)

What's included?

  • Detailed course notes

COVID-19: Important information on classroom-based training courses

BSI is closely monitoring UK Government Advice regarding the safety of classroom-based training courses. We’ve been working with all our venues to ensure that COVID secure measures are in place and a member of our team has visited each venue to personally check things over. Enhanced cleaning procedures have been implemented, food and beverage offers adapted, and meeting room layouts have been modified to enable socially distanced events – with anti-bacterial gel and wipes readily available.

If you have any questions regarding your booking of a classroom-based training course, please contact or call +44 345 086 9000.