How to get licensed

The four step guide


how to be a licensed IOSH trainer

Step 1


Decide which IOSH safety and health training course you want to become licensed to deliver.

Step 2


Choose whether you want to buy one of our IOSH-produced training courses, like Leading Safely or Managing Safely. Or you could submit your own course for IOSH approval.

Find out more about the target audience, content, style and customer benefits of each IOSH training course, plus the support that is available to you as one of our licensed training providers in their delivery:

Getting approval to deliver... Leading Safely

Getting approval to deliver... Managing Safely (incl. Arabic translated)

Getting approval to deliver... Managing Safely Refresher

Getting approval to deliver... Environment for Business

Getting approval to deliver... Fire Safety for Managers

Getting approval to deliver... Working Safely (incl. Arabic translated)

Getting approval to deliver... Fire Safety Awareness

As an organisation you’ll need to complete a training provider licence application form and sign our terms and conditions. Please get in touch to make an enquiry. 

Step 3


All trainers who wish to deliver the training will need to be approved. You’ll be asked for details of their safety and health qualifications, training qualifications and experience on the application form. Trainer criteria differs from course to course, and is specifically to do with sector experience and level of IOSH membership. All members’ CPD must be in good standing.

All trainers of IOSH courses will need to have at least:

  • Technical membership of IOSH (a safety and health qualification is required)
  • an adult training qualification at level 3 (QCF), such as an Award in Education and Training
    or
  • two years’ substantial, face-to-face, training delivery experience.

Some specialist courses, for example Environment for Business or Leading Safely, will have different requirements, specifically to do with sector experience and level of IOSH membership. E-learning training providers will need to have at least one Technical Member of IOSH.


Step 4


Once you've been approved as an IOSH training provider, we’ll offer you continuing support and guidance. You will also be able to request use of the IOSH Training and Skills logo to help you promote your courses.

Please contact us to request an application form.

Need more information?

Please download our frequently asked questions document (PDF 594KB) which gives full detail on how to become a licensed provider of IOSH training.

Phone us on +44 (0)116 257 3605 or email courses@iosh.co.uk.