Standing Committees help the IPA achieve its mission and perform essential duties. Standing Committees provide long-term, essential contributions related to the IPA's objectives and report to the IPA Executive Committee, Council, and Secretariat.

The IPA has the following Standing Committees:

Global Terrestrial Network for Permafrost (GTN-P)

Glacier and Permafrost Hazards in Mountains (GAPHAZ)

Antarctic Permafrost and Soils (ANTPAS)

Education and Outreach

Permafrost Young Researchers Network (PYRN)

Nominations and Awards Committee (NAC)

International Adivsory Committee (IAC)