The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel aims to improve and reform probate, trust and tax laws, procedures, and professional responsibility. To become an ACTEC Fellow one must demonstrate the highest level of integrity, commitment to the profession, competence, and experience as trust and estate counselors. The organization's commitment to developing future trust and estate counselors is evident in the creation of the ACTEC Institutes. The Institutes offer a six-day program of intensive trust and estate education over a one year period for third through sixth year law associates. Programs are designed to develop the trust and estate profession’s future leaders through a series of in-depth educational presentations led by outstanding subject matter experts in each field.
Florida Fellows Institute
ACTEC's Board of Regents approved the formation of the Florida Fellows Institute (FFI) in March 2015.
Heart of America Fellows Institute
In 2018, the College formed the second Institute, Heart of America Fellows Institute (HOAFI), for the middle of the United States. Fellows from Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Iowa and Nebraska coordinate and manage the Heart of America Fellows Institute.
The Mid-Atlantic Fellows Institute
In 2018, the College formed the third Institute, The Mid-Atlantic Fellows Institute (MAFI). Fellows from Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C. coordinate and manage The Mid-Atlantic Fellows Institute.
New England Fellows Institute
In 2020, the College formed the fourth Institute, The New England Fellows Institute (NEFI). Fellows from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont manage this institute.
Southeast Fellows Institute
In 2020, the College formed the fifth Institute, The Southeast Fellows Institute (SEFI). Fellows from Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia manage this institute.