If you lose your IOSH Managing Safely certificate or a new employer wants to check the credentials listed on your CV, IOSH can verify that you took the course, and passed the exam and assessment.
When you pass the IOSH Managing Safely, you’re issued with a certificate to prove that you took the course and passed the exams. The certificate doesn’t expire but IOSH recommends that you take a refresher every three years.
- If you lose, or can’t get hold of a copy of your IOSH Managing Safely certificate, you can get it reissued by speaking to your training provider or IOSH
- You may not get a copy of your certificate if your training was paid for by your employer, but you can still get it verified
- If you're an employer, use IOSH's training certificate tracker to cross-check whether your employee has the certificate
The trainers at the test centre mark your exams and submit your marks to IOSH. Once IOSH receives your marks, it issues your certificate – it'll arrive 12 weeks after the final assessment.
If you paid for the Managing Safely independently from your employer, the certificate will be sent straight to you. If your employer paid for the course, the certificate might be sent to them instead.
No, you don't need to have a physical copy of the certificate, but your employer may want to have a copy to prove they're following the law in relation to health and safety. In that case, your employer can validate your training certificate using the IOSH training certificate tracker.
You don't have to get it verified. You did the qualification and most employers won't ask for proof.
But if you do verify the IOSH Managing Safely certificate, it proves without question that you attend the course and passed the exams.
You may want the credentials if you’re applying for further education in health and safety, for example, the NCFE IOSH General Certificate in Safety and Health for Businesses.
Authenticating your hard work means that if your employer hangs onto your certificate, or you lose it, it doesn’t matter – you've got the evidence.
There’s a couple of ways to approach verifying your IOSH Managing Safely certificate. It depends on your situation:
You’ve lost your certificate
You can order a replacement certificate by contacting the training centre. They’ll help you track down when you did the qualification and get the certificate reissued.
You can’t remember where you trained and your employer can't give you a copy of the certificate
In this case, contact IOSH customer service. IOSH doesn’t have any of your personal details, but It’ll help you track down where you trained. If the training company has closed, IOSH will reissue your certificate.
You have your certificate! Time to get it verified
If you’ve got your physical certificate, scan it and send the file to firstname.lastname@example.org and ask them to verify it.