The Academy of Sanitarians' primary governing document is its Constitution which was last updated in 2006. The Constitution provides the legal name and purpose and objectives of the organization. It also stipulates the membership criteria, board of directors, officers and election of directors. It includes administrative information on the finances and management of the organization.
The Bylaws of the Academy of Sanitarians provide more detail about the management and operation of the organizaiton. Included in the Bylaws are detailed instructions for the annual meeting, board meetings, elections, voting, and duties of the officers. The organization’s committees and financial practices are also covered. The Bylaws also stipulates the standards for Diplomates and Diplomate Laureates and the classes of membership in the Academy.