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About the exam

Delegates will not be excluded if they haven’t undergone training with CIBSE, although are expected to have either taken training with another provider or have a sufficient knowledge in order to sit the exam.  

About the ISO Examination


The exam will now be hosted on the Online Learning Portal.

To access the online exam please make sure you have registered via MyCIBSE and the  Online Learning Portal, using the same username and password. For further instructions, please contact

Once your attendance on the course has been confirmed you will have access to the exam via your CIBSE Online Learning Portal under the tab ‘My Learning’. This will be available to access for 14 days from the last day of your course.

If there is any reason that you should not be able to complete the exam online, please contact a member of the training team at to make alternative arrangements.

The exam is 'Open Book' texts allowed are:
  • Approved Documents will be emailed to delegates before the course: ISO50001:2011 Standard
  • The course handouts (for those who have attended the CIBSE training)

There are 40 multiple choice questions.

The time allowed is 60 minutes 

Multiple choice questions only have one right answer -candidates should note that some questions offer options for 'all of the above' or 'none of the above' so the questions should be read carefully.

Questions with more than one option ticked will be marked as wrong.

The questions will cover the whole syllabus, some of which is only covered in the pre-reading. Some of the questions will require good engineering judgement. You will need a calculator.

Although the exam is 'open book' it is not designed to allow candidates to look up all the answers - material allowed should be regarded as reference. If candidates have not prepared thoroughly by completing the pre-reading and understanding the training course, you may find it hard to finish the exam. Please let us know in advance if you have any relevant special needs or requirements.

Notification of examination results

All candidates are notified of the result of the examination by either letter or email. Such notification will normally be sent within 2 weeks of the examination unless the result is the subject of a complaint.


Delegates are offered the opportunity of one complimentary re-sit if they fail the exam. The re-sits are arranged with the training manager. If the re-sit is not successful we recommend the candidate takes some further training before trying again. If they would like to re-sit an additional time then there is a charge associated with this. There is no limit to the number of times a candidate can re-sit


You can ask CIBSE to make an enquiry into your examination results if you think:

  • A mistake has been made working out the result
  • There are issues with the exam questions
  • Security has been breached

Appeals should be made in writing at least 2 weeks from the date the results are received and must be made in writing to CIBSE. The paper will be reassessed by a suitably qualified person and member of CIBSE who has not been involved in the original marking process. You will be informed in writing of the outcome of the appeal.

Examination/ Security concerns may be submitted in writing to:

By Mail:

Training & Events
222 Balham High Road
London, SW12 9BS

By E-mail:

If you want to submit a concern anonymously, you may do so; however, please be sure to include as much information as you can about your situation because we will not be able to contact you for additional details. For example, if describing an incident at a test center, please state the location and time of the event and as many specific details about the event as possible. 

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