Since 1992 the WATS diploma and degree programs have been affiliated with the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. WATS enjoys a corresponding relationship with the Association for Christian Theological Education in Africa (ACTEA).  Since June 1998 it has been a charter member of the Nigeria Theological Education Council (NITEC), through which it is seeking accreditation through the Accrediting Commission for Theological Education in Nigeria (ACTEN).

WATS credibility in the international academic community. Accordingly, it has established close working relationships with both Wesley Biblical Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi, USA, and Asbury Theological Seminary, in Wilmore, Kentucky, USA – for the purpose of Postgraduate Studies. These affiliations are done through the exchange of teaching faculty and various forms of academic consultancy.