Certificate of Competence in Workplace Noise Risk Assessment

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 4 March 2022
  30 September 2022


IOA Accredited Centre:

University of Derby 



Leeds Beckett University


Make UK Birmingham Office



Shorcontrol Safety Ltd, Republic of Ireland



Moloney & Associates - Acoustic & Environmental Consultants, Republic of Ireland



For further contact details please refer to the Accredited Centres document below.

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