The IBE is an incorporated, not-for-profit, international organisation constituted in accordance with law and registered in the District of Columbia, USA. (Charter ID 721834-DNP). The IBE is non-political and non-sectarian and is governed by the General Assembly and International Executive Committee.
The present Constitution may be amended by a 2/3rds majority vote of the Chapters (General Assembly) when 50% plus one of voting chapters participate in a ballot. Amendments may be initiated by the International Executive Committee or by proposal supported by 20% of the Chapters. Such amendments must be submitted to the Secretary-General at least 90 days before a ballot of Chapters and due notice of such amendments shall be given to all Chapters by the Secretary-General at least 60 days before the ballot takes place.