PAASCU is governed by a 15-person Board of Directors elected at large by members during the annual General Assembly. It has seven Commissions with five to seven members each to perform its mandate. These are the Commissions on Graduate Education, Medical Education, Engineering Education, Tertiary Education, Integrated Basic Education, Secondary Education and Elementary Education. The Commission members are recommended during the General Assembly and appointed by the Board.
The Commissions plan and initiate projects for each level, revise survey instruments, and train accreditors and team chairs. Moreover, they review the reports of the survey teams before these are submitted to the Board.
PAASCU’s day to day operations are handled by a Secretariat which is headed by the Executive Director. The Secretariat takes care of the logistics of the survey visits, invites accreditors, prepares reports and forms, and implements the projects of the Commissions.
Over a thousand volunteer accreditors from all over the country visit the institutions in accreditation team of six (6) to twelve (12) members depending on the number of programs being accredited.77