Membership FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much is membership in CPhA?

    Recognizing that multiple pharmacy professionals are working in various states of the profession, the Board of Trustees has implemented a membership rate that correlates to your role and tenure within the pharmacy profession. Membership rates are as follows:

    Future Pharmacy Professional:

    • Student Technician: $50
    • Student Pharmacist: $50

     

    New Graduate Pharmacy Professional:

    • Pharmacy Technician: $165
    • 1st Year Post Graduate Pharmacist: $140
    • 2nd Year Post Graduate Pharmacist: $255
    • 3rd Year Post Graduate Pharmacist: $390

     

    Pharmacy Technician:

    • 1st Year Pharmacy Technician: $60
    • 2nd Year Pharmacy Technician: $90
    • 3rd Year Pharmacy Technician: $135
    • Registered Pharmacy Technician: $150

     

    Pharmacist Memberships:

    We offer a variety of memberships for practicing pharmacists. They are as follows:

    • Individual Pharmacist: $490
    • Joint Membership: $815
    • Retired Pharmacist: $275

     

    Associate Members:

    Recognizing that many individuals may not be a practicing pharmacist, future pharmacists or technicians, we offer memberships to those that are involved with the profession but rather associated with the profession. Associate members gain exposure to the profession, including meeting with fellow members and receive up-to-the-minute information relating to news in the profession. The annual rate for associate membership is $275.

  • What are the terms of membership?

    Membership terms are for one-year periods. CPhA offers two membership cycles to ensure that pharmacy professionals can join throughout the year.

    A pharmacist or technician member can have a membership term from January 1 – December 31, or July 1 – June 30.

    Student pharmacist terms begin November 1 – October 31.

  • Do you offer payment plans?

    CPhA offers payment plans to pharmacist members. Membership can be paid all at once, or on a monthly payment plan.

  • Can I cancel my membership?

    A member can cancel their membership but will only receive a refund if the request to cancel is within 30 days of joining CPhA. This option is only available when membership and CE is paid in full. 

    For those who are on the monthly payment plan and wish to cancel their membership outside of the 30 day window, full year’s payment is required at the time of cancellation.

  • Are there any discounts for membership?

    For pharmacist members that are new to CPhA (i.e, have not been a member for over one year), CPhA offers a $100 discount on membership rates if a member also purchases a continuing education course at the same time. A member that takes advantage of this deal will receive the member rate for the continuing education course, as long as both the membership, and the continuing education course are paid in full. The monthly payment plan does not apply to this discount.

  • Do I receive liability insurance with my membership?

    CPhA membership includes access to best-in-class professional liability insurance created especially for licensed pharmacists! Through our partnership with Mercer, CPhA members are eligible for additional business and personal insurance plans with group rates and/or discounts, such as health, workers compensation, auto, life, and more! To learn more about how CPhA may be able to save you money on your insurance, contact Sheila Johnston at sjohnston@cpha.com.

  • Once a member, how can I ensure that I make the most of my membership?

    Once you become a member of CPhA, there is a multitude of ways you can be involved in the future of the profession and in the association. 

    • Leadership: CPhA offers leadership positions within the local chapter, special-interest groups, and on the Board of Trustees. Members affect change at every level of the association and are asked to lead the association and colleagues into the future.
    • Committees: The Board of Trustees looks to committees to recommend policy and strategies for membership. Meeting virtually, committee members can drive content for educational experiences or advise on legislative action. If you have a specific passion or policy area you love, CPhA offers a variety of ways to expand your passion! Click here to learn more about our committees.