Fire Certificate Courses Overseas

The NEBOSH International Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management is aimed at people throughout the world with fire safety responsibilities at work, particularly those tasked with carrying out fire risk assessments and preventing loss of life and property. It is also likely to prove useful for those concerned with the management of property. The qualification is accepted by IOSH to meet the academic requirements for Technical Membership of IOSH (Tech IOSH), and Associate Membership of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).

Entry Qualifications

No formal qualifications are required but candidates must have a reasonable standard of written English. Candidates who have been awarded Unit IGC1 of the NEBOSH International General Certificate or Unit IA of the NEBOSH International Diploma within 5 years of registration need only take Units IFC1 & FC2.

Course Structure

The syllabus comprises three units that are separately assessed by examination.

IGC1 Management of international health and safety

IFC1 International fire safety and risk management

FC2 Fire safety practical application

ATM Safety & Environment run a distance learning programme. Course materials consist of printed study notes and coursework which students are encouraged to complete and submit to ATM for marking by post or email. The coursework does not count towards the award.


The written examinations (IGC1 and IFC1) are held four times a year and can be taken in the UK, at British Council Offices overseas or by special arrangement at other establishments. 

Practical Assessment (FC2)

The FC2 practical is assessed by submission of a written report that is marked by ATM Safety & Environment and moderated by NEBOSH.  The practical must be carried out in a workplace of the candidate’s choice and the report submitted to ATM within 10 days of the written examinations.  The practical assessment does not need to be supervised, but must be prepared in accordance with the NEBOSH guidance. The candidate must sign a declaration that the submission is their own work. 

Course Fees

The course fee is £330 (+VAT if resident in the UK) for candidates taking all three units of the qualification.  For candidates who already have gained Unit IGC1 of the International General Certificate or Unit IA of the International Diploma within 5 years prior to the examination date, the course fee is £250 (+VAT). The course fee includes support for a period of 12 months, so candidates have the choice of four exam sittings (please see “Terms and Conditions” ). Students who sit examinations during their learning contract period but who are referred in one or more units may re-sit the examination with ATM at one of the next two sittings (from the date when they were referred) subject to payment of a re-sit fee and the appropriate exam registration fee.