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Spanish legislation regulating the organisation of official university education in Spain establishes that official university degrees must undergo external evaluation processes by ANECA at different stages. In first stage, prior to the implementation of the degree, ANECA, through the VERIFICA procedure , evaluates the design of the degree.
Once the degree has been implemented, ANECA monitors the development of its implementation, through the MONITOR procedure, and a third stage, in which, once the degrees have completed their implementation, they must undergo a cyclical process of renewal of their accreditation in order to maintain their status as an official degree. For this last phase, ANECA has developed the ACREDITA procedure.
The legislation establishes the frequency and the agents in charge of carrying out the renewal of accreditation.