Top level of authority in IAB is decided in the General Meeting from members across the world from government approved authorities. In the meeting of the members policies and decisions are laid down which are adopted and accepted by the accreditation boards across the world.

The roles and responsibility, terms of references, task and duty are defined the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the Board of Directors and secretary. The governing board is responsible for developing policy, structure, legal actions, by laws, directions for IAB and ensures that the day to day work of IAB is carried out as defined in by-laws as per the policies laid down by the approved members and governing board.

IAB Board of Directors and members have formed the Executive Council which is responsible to monitor compliance towards the policies and decisions.