The ACEI is a membership society governed by a constitution and elected officers. Elections take place every two years after the plenary conference. The President, President-Elect and Past President each hold office for two years; members of the Executive Board hold office for six years and two are elected every two years. It´s the ACEI´s policy to encourage broad international participation in all its offices. The President-Elect is responsible for the programme for the next biennial conference and becomes President at the Annual General Meeting held during that conference.

Further details including the roles and responsibilities of key office bearers in the Association can be found in the ACEI Constitution.