The Association for Preservation Technology has 19 committees, which are responsible for developing APT's strategic plan and overseeing the execution of its activities. These committees, most of which are composed of members of the Board of Directors and other APT members, usually meet at the annual conference and at the semi-annual board meeting and communicate regularly between these meetings.

Committee chairs are appointed each year by the president, and all members serve on a volunteer basis. APT members who wish to find out more about a particular committee or participate in its activities are invited to contact the APT President outlining their interest.