Education FAQs

Education FAQs

If you can't find the answer to your question, please get in touch at qualifications@bohs.org and the team will be happy to help.

If your initial marking fell into a borderline range, it is automatically passed to a second marker to ratify.  The result is as marked by the second marker, and this is shown on your results notification letter.  You are strongly advised to speak to your training provider if you then want your paper to go to a third marker.  Please read this document: ‘Enquiring about an Examination Result’ for further information about your options. 

Please note: there is a charge for the enquiry service.

Unfortunately, no. 

To maintain the security of our exam questions, BOHS does not return completed exam papers to candidates or provide detailed information about low scoring answers.  

Performance feedback is provided on the Exam Result Letter. We show the marks you obtained against the available marks, broken down by Syllabus area.  This should enable you to focus your revision if a re-sit is required. 

You have 12 months to complete your qualification.  Re-sits will need to be completed within this period.

Within the 12 months you can re-sit the exam as many times as necessary.

After the 12 months, if you have still not passed the exam, you will need to complete the course and subsequent exams again.

You can re-sit an examination irrespective if you have sat a paper exam or an online exam with any BOHS approved training provider. 

You will need to contact the training provider and book a slot on one of their future training course dates.

HSE guidelines recommend a refresh every 12 months. BOHS have a refresher course for the P402, P404 and P405 with other IP refreshers in development. 

To see which training providers offer this course and dates available please click here.

BOHS provides International Proficiency modules in Asbestos (IP402, IP403, IP404 and IP405) and offers IP601 in LEV. Face to face courses are available predominantly in New Zealand and Australia, however, they can also be taken in the UK with selected BOHS approved training providers.  They are available as eLearning courses with an online exam internationally.

For course availability, please click here. 

International occupational hygiene modules are also available to occupational hygienists in certain countries abroad. 

For further information on the international occupational hygiene modules, please click here. 

Yes. Electronic submission of reports is preferred. However, BOHS does accept reports in paper format as well. 

For submission guidance in LEV qualifications, please click here. 

For submission guidance for Legionella qualifications, please click here. 

We aim to issue results and certificates within 15 working days.  This may be longer if ratification of borderline results is required.  

For overseas paper exams to allow for postage receipt, we aim to issue results and certificates in 21 working days.  Again, this may be longer if a ratification of a borderline result is required.

To order a replacement certificate, please complete our online form. 

Please Note: There will be a charge for a replacement certificate. 

If you have a learning disability or medical condition; notify your training provider as soon as possible, to allow them time to discuss and implement any adjustments you may need while on the course and; tell BOHS as quickly as possible, to ensure evidence can be obtained and measure put in place in time for your examination. 

To fully assess your needs, we may need to contact you. 

We will advise the training provider of the outcome of the assessment.  

Please Note: Evidence* of a learning disability/medical condition is required to assess necessary adjustments. 

*Evidence usually consists of a medical report/letter from your GP outlining the condition and what requirements are needed. 

BOHS is an examining body. We cannot advise or recommend an asbestos surveyor. 

However, BOHS has a Directory of Occupational Hygiene Services. 

For an up-to-date list of BOHS fees please click here.   

You have 12 months from your course start date to pass the exam. 

Within the 12 months, you can re-sit the exam as many times as necessary. 

After the 12 months, if you have still not passed the exam, you will need to complete the course and subsequent exams again. 

For the BOHS privacy policy, please click here. 

Each unit certificate has a unique number designated to the candidate. 

Please do NOT share your unique certificate number or candidate ID with other parties. 

No. 

All BOHS certificates are sent to the candidate directly.   We do not provide copies of certificates unless requested by the candidate.

With your written consent and date of birth, yes.   Please email your request to qualifications@bohs.org

Step One – Contact your training provider and follow their complaints procedure. 

Step Two – If the issue is still unresolved, please email your complaint to qualifications@bohs.org. 

You will automatically receive feedback on your written examination performance along with their results letter for all Proficiency modules. The input shows a breakdown of your marks against sections of the relevant syllabus or course specification. 

For all syllabuses or course specifications, please click here. 

Please Note: We will NOT provide a copy of the candidate’s examination paper or information about individual questions.