The association's governing body is the PDK International Board of Directors. Officers of the board—president, president-elect, and immediate past president—along with regional board members, are elected by the professional members. The international board meets at least twice each year, in January and June.
PDK is divided into six regions as follows:
Region A: Alaska, Arizona, Asia, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oceania, Oregon, Southeast Asia, Utah, Washington, Western Canada, Wyoming
Region B: Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Mexico, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
Region C: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and all Cyberspace Chapters
Region D: Africa, Central Balkans, Connecticut, Eastern Canada, Europe, Maine, Massachusetts, Middle East, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont
Region E: Delaware, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia
Region F: Central America, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South America, South Carolina, Tennessee
The current governance structure includes support from field representatives.