Certificate of Competence in Workplace Noise Risk Assessment

This Certificate course aims to provide a recognised course of education and training to enable persons to carry out workplace noise assessments in a competent manner, as required by the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005. Since the course was first run in 1989, more than 2000 people have gained the Certificate. With the introduction of the new Regulations in 2005, demand for competent noise exposure assessments is increasing and this course provides those registering with the latest information and training to meet the demands of this new legislation. It is designed to provide a background of basic acoustics combined with `hands on' practical experience of industrial noise measurements and associated assessment of workplace noise exposure.

Students take the Certificate at an Accredited Centre. Attendance at the Centre is usually for four days, plus the examination day, which includes a practical test. Examinations are currently held at the Centres twice per year, in Spring and Autumn. Most Centres run the course for the four days preceding the examination date.

Information on accredited centres and the syllabus is available through the links below.

For further information on the Institute's educational programmes please contact education [at] ioa [dot] org [dot] uk

Examination Dates

Examination Date
CCWNRA 2 October 2020


IOA Accredited Centre:


University of Derby 

Contact: Dr J Pritchard MIOA School of Environmental Sciences University of Derby

Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB

Tel: 01332 591745

e-mail: j [dot] pritchard [at] derby [dot] ac [dot] uk

e-mail: s [dot] wright [at] derby [dot] ac [dot] uk



Leeds Beckett University

Contact: Ms Angela Hill CPD and Franchise Course Coordinator

Room CL615 School of Clinical and Applied Sciences Leeds Beckett University City Campus, Leeds, LS1 3HE, UK

e-mail: A [dot] Hill [at] leedsbeckett [dot] ac [dot] uk

Tel: 01138 123 240

website: https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/short-courses-and-cpd/continuing-professional-development-cpd/acoustics-health-and-safety-and-environmental-health/ 


Make UK Sheffield Office

Contact: Joanne Parry Advantage House, Poplar Way, Catcliffe, Rotherham, S60 5TR, UK

Tel: 0121 331 3939 / 07795 416 601 (Direct Dial)

e-mail: jparry [at] MakeUK [dot] org

website: https://www.makeuk.org/Training/all-training-courses/IOA-certificate-in-workplace-noise-assessments


Make UK Birmingham Office

Contact: Joanne Parry Make UK Technology Hub, Nobel Way, Birmingham B6 7EU, UK

Tel: 0121 331 3939 / 07795 416 601 (Direct Dial)

e-mail: jparry [at] MakeUK [dot] org

website: https://www.makeuk.org/Training/all-training-courses/IOA-certificate-in-workplace-noise-assessments


Shorcontrol Safety Ltd

Contact: Mr S Magee MIOA

Naas Industrial Estate, Naas, Co Kildare, Republic of Ireland

Tel: 00353 45898198

e-mail: Stephen [at] safety [dot] ie

website: http://www.safety.ie/course/ioa-workplace-noise/


Moloney & Associates - Acoustic & Environmental Consultants

Contact: Mr D Moloney, MIOA

Greenhills House Carrigaline, Co Cork, Republic of Ireland

Tel: 00 353 21 4374333

e-mail: info [at] env [dot] ie

website: https://acoustic-environmental.ie/noise-assessment-training-new/


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