ANACEC, formerly known as the National Agency for Quality Assurance in Professional Education (ANACIP), was established by Government Decision no. 652/2014. Undergoing a reform in 2017, ANACIP was officially renamed the National Agency for Quality Assurance in Education and Research (ANACEC) through Government Decision no. 201/2018. As a legal public body, ANACEC holds the responsibility of ensuring quality assurance in the field of education and research within the Republic of Moldova. The agency collaborates with central and local public authorities, as well as international bodies, further cementing its commitment to excellence.
ANACEC's affiliation with the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) further demonstrates their dedication to upholding rigorous quality standards. Additionally, ANACEC has engaged in strategic partnerships with other reputable quality assurance bodies, such as the Eurasian Centre for Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Education and Healthcare (ECAQA) of the Republic of Kazakhstan.