Membership Overview



Member Benefits

As a member of the Colorado Pharmacists Society you are entitled to the following benefits:

Meetings and Continuing Education

The State of Colorado requires each pharmacist to complete 24 hours of ACPE approved continuing education every two years. The Colorado Pharmacists Society offers regularly scheduled, ACPE approved, Continuing Education programs including hour long evening programs, the Annual Meeting and Exhibition and the Annual Winter Continuing Education Seminar.

  • 30 hours of continuing education per year
  • Two annual meetings per year, providing 10-15 hours of ACPE approved CE per meeting
  • Evening CE programs providing 1 – 2 hours of ACPE approved C.E. per event
  • CPS/School of Pharmacy Program C.E. Program providing 6 hours of ACPE approved CE

Communications/Publications

  • Bi-weekly electronic newsletter providing the latest news and information
  • Website providing information on topics pertaining to pharmacy on a state and national level
  • E-mail notification of upcoming CE programs and other pharmacy events

Governmental Affairs

  • Representation of the interests of CPS members at the State Capitol, nation’s Capitol, State Board of Pharmacy, Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (Medicaid).
  • Monitoring of legislative and regulatory proposals affecting pharmacy in Colorado.

Website

  • Information on Continuing Education Programs; registration through CPS website
  • Information on the CPS Annual Meetings
  • Information on state and national legislation
  • Information on Drug Therapy Management
  • Legislative updates
  • State and national pharmacy news
  • Archived e-Newsletters

Many of the benefits are provided through the efforts of a number of volunteer member committees. All members are encouraged to participate in these committees to complete tasks to enrich our society! 

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Membership Dues

Dues collected for membership fees support the legislative and continuing education services provided to the society and its members. Since 2/1/2001, the annual dues set by the board of directors are member type specific.

Member Types

Membership privileges are related to the member’s type and are regulated by the bylaws of the society.

Type Description Annual Dues Monthly Dues*
Pharmacist Any person who is licensed to practice pharmacy in any state, district, or territory of the United States and whose primary residence is in Colorado. $205 $20
Pharmacist (Resident, 1st yr) Newly licensed with Colorado State Board and/or participating in a Colorado residency program $100 N/A
Retired Pharmacist No longer actively practicing and licensed with the Colorado State Board of Pharmacy $145 $13
Associate Any individual that supports the purposes and objectives of the Association but do not meet the criteria of members, such as companies and associations. Associate members are entitled to all rights, privileges and benefits of the Association, except those of voting and holding office. $195 $19
Pharmacist Living Outside CO

Any person who is licensed to practice pharmacy in any state, district, or territory of the United States and whose primary residence is NOT in Colorado. Non-resident pharmacist members are entitled to all rights,  privileges and benefits of the Association, except those of voting and holding office.

$195 $19
Student Individual studying pharmacy or to become a pharmacy technician $10 N/A
Technician

 Pharmacy technician with or without CPhT

 

For a limited time only (October 15, 2019-May 31, 2020), you can join or renew your membership with the Colorado Pharmacists Society and receive two years for the price of one (a $45 savings).   

$45 N/A


*Convenient monthly billing option available


Contribution or gifts to the Colorado Pharmacists Society are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. However, such payments may be deductible as business expenses or other provisions of the Internal Revenue Code. The Internal Revenue Service requires notification of the allocation of lobbying expense included in total membership dues which is not deductible. This amount is 90% of dues.  Please consult with your accountant or tax attorney on these matters.