Academicians and Corresponding Members
Membership to the Academy is by peer recognition and carries with it the title of “Academician.” Resident Filipino scientists elected as Academicians who have made exemplary contributions to science and technology and have advanced its cause in the Philippines.
Corresponding membership on the other hand, is conferred on non-resident Filipino scientists who have made exemplary contributions to the advancement of science and technology and must have continuing connections and contributions to Philippine science. They should regularly come to the Philippines to  practice their field of expertise. Filipino citizenship and residency are waived as long as the three qualifications are met.
Honorary Membership
To recognize exceptional outstanding contributions to science and technology, the Academy established the Honorary Membership which may be conferred on recipients of internationally recognized prestigious scientific awards such as the Nobel Prize, the Food Prize and the like, who come to the Philippines to deliver a lecture for the Academy.