Join the Georgia Pharmacy Association
You’ve made the right decision! As a talented pharmacist who knows the importance of keeping up with industry news, trends, and regulations, you’re making a smart choice to join the Georgia Pharmacy Association.There are several types of membership available. Choose the one that’s best for you.
All GPhA membership categories include:
- A free subscription to Georgia Pharmacy magazine
- Access to members-only content on GPhA.org
- Discounts on events and continuing education
- The chance to shape the future of the pharmacy profession across the state*
- Networking opportunities at events like our annual convention, Pharmacists Day at the Dome, regional meetings, and more
*Please note that associate, student, and technician members are not eligible to vote or hold office.
Dues: $225 per year or $20 per month billed automatically
Our basic membership, available to all pharmacists who possess a valid license.
Joint Pharmacist Member (for spouses)
Dues: $170 each per year
A reduced rate when husband and wife are both pharmacist members. If you’re interested in this form of membership, please submit both applications at the same time.
We think you’ll love being a GPhA member, so we’re willing to give you a three-year test drive at a very low rate. Your first three years after receiving your license are only $75 per year but you have to pay through your third year.
- First year after graduation: Dues are $225 for three years
- Second year after graduation: Dues are $150 for two years
- Third year after graduation: Dues are $75 for the year
Are you pharmacy faculty? The best way for pharmacy school faculty to exert influence public policy and post-graduation training is through being a GPhA member.
- Pharmacist academicians: Dues are $195 per year ($30 discount)
- Non-pharmacist academician: Dues are $25 per year
Dues: $25 per year
If you’re a pharmacy technician, this is for you. Get the same great benefits, plus eligibility to join the Academy of Pharmacy Technicians.
Dues: $15 per year
Pharmacy students: Get all the benefits of GPhA membership but at a special student rate. (You must be enrolled in a college of pharmacy accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.)
Emeritus (Retired) Pharmacist Member
Dues: $75 per year
If you’re no longer an active pharmacist and have reached the age of 65, you can enjoy all the rights and privileges of membership in GPhA, including the right to vote and hold office.
Dues: $500 per year
Don’t fit in one of the other categories but still want the benefits of a GPhA membership? Become an Affiliate Member. As an affiliate member, your organization will have access to all GPhA events, activities and services at the member rate (or without charge as there is no registration fee). We’ll also include a listing of affiliate members, including your contact information, on our website. Furthermore, your organization will receive preferential placement in our magazine (or website) and Expo when you purchase an advertisement or Expo booth for our annual convention.
We’re happy to help. Contact our member services department at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (404) 419-8115 during normal business hours, or check out our FAQs, below.
I’m not a member and I received an invoice for GPhA dues. What is this invoice for?
GPhA has launched a campaign to encourage every pharmacist in Georgia to become a member of their professional association.
We think you will want to be a member because no other group in Georgia is working in the legislature and with the board of pharmacy to protect your ability to practice to the full extent of your training and licensure.
We think you will want to be a member because no other organization in Georgia speaks for the entire scope of pharmacy practice.
If issues like provider status, or being recognized as an essential member of the healthcare team, or being governed by rules that are fair and consistent for you AND your patients are important to you, you need to be a part of GPhA, because that’s what we’re fighting for.
With you as a member, our influence grows, and our ability to serve you increases. Add to that the cutting edge online education accessible from anywhere in the state and information services for our members that keep you at the top of your game. It’s a good deal, and we make joining is simple. You can pay all at one, or monthly for only $20 a month. Click here to sign up.
Am I required to be a member?
You are not required to become a GPhA member – we wouldn’t be an association if you were – but it just makes good sense that you belong. Without GPhA, you’re just out there on your own. As a member, though, you have resources and protection that are of considerably greater value than the cost of the annual dues. We save members money on CPE, group buying, member services like insurance and student loan refinancing, and discounts on Georgia Pharmacy Convention 2017 in Amelia Island. That’s the power of association. Click here if you’re reading to add your voice to ours.
What does GPhA provide for hospital pharmacists?
GPhA provides CPE for hospital pharmacists, including courses in managing medication errors, adherence, antimicrobial stewardship, and quality measures. We’re making those topics available online and on demand, to fit the schedules of hospital pharmacists. Add to that session in pharmacy management and leadership training to help you navigate the complex career ladders the hospital pharmacist faces and practical courses in OSHA requirements and PDMP reform. We work hard to understand what hospital pharmacists need and we’ve got the CPE to prove it. If you’re ready to take advantage of our commitment to hospital pharmacy, click here.
What does GPhA provide for long-term care pharmacists?
GPhA’s CPE for long-term care pharmacists includes courses in managing medication errors, adherence, antimicrobial stewardship, and quality improvement measures. We’re making those topics available online and on demand, to fit the busy, irregular schedules of hospital pharmacists. Add to that session in pharmacy management and leadership training to help you rise to the top of your profession and practical courses in OSHA requirements. We work hard to understand what long-term care pharmacists need. Click here for access to great long term care pharmacy CPE and more.
What does GPhA provide for chain pharmacists?
We are working hard to meet the needs of our retail chain pharmacists. You need CPE that fits your long, irregular hours, CPE that’s online – often in evening hours, and when even that doesn’t work, on demand. Almost to a person, retail chain pharmacists are telling us that they need help with management skills, so we rolled out management and leadership training to help you rise to the top of your profession. We understand retail chain pharmacists, and we have the programs to prove it. If you are a retail chain pharmacist looking to up your game, click here.