On March 26, in Chisinau took place both the official launch of the National Agency for Quality Assurance in Education and Research and "Crystal of Quality" Awards given to educational institutions and people who contributed to the promotion of quality culture in Moldovan education. The event marked the transfer from the National Agency for Quality Assurance in Professional Education (ANACIP) to the National Agency for Quality Assurance in Education and Research (ANACEC) through the absorption of the National School Inspectorate and the National Council for Accreditation and Attestation.

In accordance with Government Decision no. 201 from 28.02.2018 on the organization and functioning of the National Agency for Quality Assurance in Education and Research, it was decided to change the name of the National Agency for Quality Assurance in Professional Education (ANACIP) in the National Agency for Quality Assurance in Education and Research (ANACEC ) and its reorganization through the absorption of the National School Inspectorate and the National Council for Accreditation and Attestation.The National Agency for Quality Assurance in Education and Research is the successor of rights and obligations of the absorbed legal entities.

The training seminar "Capacity Building of ANACIP external evaluators" took place between 15-16 November 2016, being organized by the National Agency for Quality Assurance in Professional Education (ANACIP), with the support of the Estonian Quality Agency for Higher and Vocational Education (EKKA). The seminar was attended by 38 local assessors who serve on the committees of external quality assessment for the accreditation of Bachelor’s Degree study programs in the area of general studies "Education Sciences".

During the period 16 -17 March 2017, Andrei Chiciuc, President of ANACIP and Alexandru Cauia, member of the Governing Board and Lucia Sava, Head of Department for Accreditation in Higher Education, attended the training session of ARACIS evaluators, held at the "Lucian Blaga" University in Sibiu, Romania.

Between 24-27 October 2016 ANACIP representatives: Carolina Timco, secretary general ANACIP, Stela Guvir, head of Department of Vocational Education and Training and Olesea Ghedrovici, senior specialist, participated in several activities within the "Capacity Building of ANACIP experts" project funded by the Estonian Government.