Specific recognition is the most complete of all the types of recognition, as it grants the applicant recognition in terms of the academic level and its specificity. In some cases, level recognition is a requirement for membership of the relevant professional association in Portugal. There are also cases in which applicants opt for this more comprehensive type of recognition for personal and professional reasons. The process may involve analyzing documents, taking tests, submitting work and completing studies at a Portuguese educational institution. With this recognition, the level and specificity of the training will now be recognized in Portuguese territory.