ACTEA's is organized at two distinct levels:

(i) At Governance Level is the ACTEA Council. This is the governance organ made up of one (1) representative from each of ACTEA's fully-accredited institution; ACTEA's Executive Director; and the General Secretary of AEA, who is an ex-officio member.

ACTEA Council meets every 3 - 5 years and is the Board of Control of the organization. During this meeting election of Executive Committee (ExCo) is done. The ExCo is delegated by the Council to oversee the ongoing work of ACTEA management and its overall operations.

 The ExCo members include: the Council Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary (Executive Director); and Treasurer, and two co-opted members, in which one is a representative of Francophone Africa.  

(ii) At the Management Level, the day-to-day running of ACTEA affairs is done by both full and/or part-time staff under the leadership of the Executive Director. The other staff are: Deputy Executive Director; Accreditation Officer; Networking Officer, Finance Officer, and Executive Administrative Assistant.