The day to day running of FICPI falls to the Bureau.
The positions of the President and the Vice President are honorary. The President presides at meetings of the Bureau, the Advisory Council, the Executive Committee and at General Meetings of the federation. The Vice President stands in for the President in all his duties whenever the President is prevented from doing so, or if requested by the President to do so.
The presidency may not be held by a member of the same national association or national section for more than three consecutive years, and the space of one term of office must elapse before the same association or section can hold the presidency again.