Application for Church Statement on Academic Competence (DECA)

DECA certificate request

The accreditation of the Church Statement on Academic Competence (DECA, in Spanish) is issued by the Spanish Episcopal Conference. However, the general secretariat of the University of Deusto deals with the accreditation of those who have studied and successfully completed the DECA course in the Faculty of Psychology and Education at this University, or at Begoñako Andra Mari Teacher Training University School (attached centre).

How can I request my degree certificate?

You can request your degree certificate by post or on campus

Important instructions as a result of the health situation by COVID19:

  • Only one person at a time will be allowed to enter; only the candidate or authorised person may do so.
  • If possible, avoid travelling outside the appointment time for registration.
  • If you have any specific queries, you can contact us by phone or by email. Please read all the information available on this page and on the forms before submitting your query.
  • To avoid unnecessary travel, please check beforehand that you have all the supporting documents required.
  • Due to capacity limitations, it is important that you respect the appointment time given to you for registration.
  • Bring your own pen to sign your request form.

Supporting documents

Once you have successfully completed your studies, you can request your degree certificate.

To do this, you must complete the application form, along with the required supporting documents. You will find further information on the application form itself.

Download forms

After a few days, you will receive by mail at the address indicated the receipt of the Title Application.

The procedure for issuing the DECA for Secondary Education is carried out by each interested party directly with the Spanish Episcopal Conference (web:

Previously, they must request and obtain the academic certification of overcoming the 18 credits of specific subjects in the General Secretariat.

Documents of interest


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