Are your interested in attaining your Grad IOSH?

Vocational training is mostly aimed at working professionals whereas academic education focuses on the overall development of an individual. It imparts complete schooling of the individual. University education from the very beginning is aimed to nurture the mind both for academic research and living in a community. Here are different routes of attaining Grad IOSH these routes include:

  1. NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.
  2. British Safety Council International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety
  3. NVQ (National Vocational Qualification) level 5 diploma in occupational health and safety.


Students often prefer the first or second option just because a UK qualification is marketed and branded differently. Why spend your hard-earned money on gaining something you have already earned?

IOSH is one of the only chartered body for H&S professionals. In addition it also consists of one of the largest health and safety membership in the world. Over 200,000 people take an IOSH course every year. Founded in 1945 today IOSH has over 50,000 members.

Is being a member of IOSH beneficial? Would it matter should you be a Tech, Grad or CMIOSH? Do you need a membership with IOSH?

Members of IOSH are the most sought-after and trusted by people in the Health and Safety profession. In simple language it means businesses trust your credentials, your abilities and more importantly your knowledge which meets the required standards.

What is the different designation for an IOSH member?

In all, there are six membership levels

  1. Affiliate
  2. Associate (AIOSH)
  3. Technical (Tech IOSH)
  4. Graduate (Grad IOSH)
  5. Chartered (CMIOSH)
  6. Chartered Fellow (CFIOSH)

Grad IOSH via your Indian qualifications

Not many students know that their existing (Indian) Safety Qualification would qualify them for Tech IOSH or even Grad IOSH.

Graduate Member (Grad IOSH) This category is for people who are working towards becoming Chartered Members. They will be asked to complete Initial Professional Development (IPD).

It is a myth that Grad IOSH is achieved only upon finishing a UK qualification like the ones listed above. However contrary to this…

Most Indian qualifications from recognised universities or Govt bodies would also enable you to achieve membership with IOSH . E.g. Post Graduate Diploma course from CLI, RLI, MSBTE are some of the qualifications eligible for Grad IOSH. (No exams required)

Let me put it this way, every morning when we wake up once of the first things we do is brush our teeth using our preferred brand of toothpaste. I would amuse if your brand is Colgate, then again you wouldn’t brush your teeth once again (same day )in the morning using a Pepsodent or Patanjali or some other brand

Similarly for a safety professional once he has completed his Advanced Diploma in Industrial Safety (RLI, CLI or MSBTE), he/she may not be required to again take up a UK professional qualification like (NEBOSH Diploma, BSC Diploma etc). With your Indian qualifications combined with your work experience, you may already be eligible for Grad IOSH.

CSS help identifies your qualification you may have completed e.g. your Master’s / Bachelors / Diploma(in Safety ) from universities  and government bodies across India. Our online application makes the process for credential evaluation simple. Most of our students tend to complete the required form in only 5-10 minutes.

More importantly, we help ensure you don’t have to spend twice for the same course. And here’s the best part ‘NO ADDITIONAL EXAMS REQUIRED’

CLICK HERE to complete our online form

Becoming a member of  IOSH- As easy as 1,2,3

We hold your hand every step of the way showing you the ins and outs. This process has a huge upside with very little downside. It’s is incredibly easy to get started. All you need to provide is some necessary information along with your academic background, and leave the rest to us. You see, the true beauty of this program is that it has no exams.

All you need to do is send us your documents, and we will help get them evaluated for you. So, what’s the worst that can happen here, if you do not pre-qualify you pay us absolutely nothing.

Now getting started is very simple, it’s just a question of some basic education documents required for your ECA. In all cases, submit all marks cards and transcripts and the diploma / degree certificate photocopy of each document. We will contact you in writing if we need additional documents.

For a three-year bachelor’s degree evaluated, please submit all of the following documents:

  • Year One marks card (detailed)
  • Year Two marks card (detailed)
  • Year Three marks card (detailed)
  • Final degree certificate (Please do not submit provisional)
  • Transcripts for every year

For a two-year master’s degree evaluated, please provide all of the following documents:

  • Year One marks card (detailed)
  • Year Two marks card (detailed)
  • Final degree certificate (Please do not submit provisional)
  • Transcripts for every year

For a one-year Advance Diploma from State Board or Technical Board evaluated, please submit all of the following

  • Year One marks card (detailed)
  • Final degree certificate (Please do not submit provisional)
  • Transcripts

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