Why Join SCPhA?

SCPhA is here to serve all professionals in the industry of pharmacy. No matter what you do in the pharmacy world, we are your local representation, working to advance the science and practice of pharmacy. If you’re a pharmacy professional in South Carolina, joining SCPhA is one of the most important things you can do for your own development and to protect the profession. 

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    CE – Continuing Education is provided throughout the year in all corners of South Carolina. We also have annual events like our Annual Convention and the SE Women of Pharmacy Leadership Weekend in Asheville, NC. Check out our Calendar of Events to see what’s coming up!

    Legislative Advocacy – SCPhA has a team of aggressive professional lobbyists that represent South Carolina’s pharmacists and pharmacy technicians from all practice settings at the State House. Our Board of Directors, House of Delegates and Legislative Committee meet regularly to discuss changes in policy, upcoming legislative issues, and other issues that affect your profession on a daily basis. For more information about our efforts, take a look at our Legislative FAQ’s.

    Networking – We provide networking opportunities throughout the year. This gives pharmacists, technicians, and students the opportunity to network with others in their field. Our networking events have led to many job offers and opportunities for personal and professional growth.

    Palmetto Pharmacist – The Palmetto Pharmacist is our quarterly journal that includes articles about hot topics in pharmacy, FREE home-study CE, announcements about upcoming events and CE opportunities, and pictures and updates on what is happening in other pharmacies across the state. 

    Small Doses – Small Doses is our weekly newsletter that is sent via email every Saturday. This newsletter contains a summary of legislative issues, pharmacy news, upcoming CE opportunities and more! 

    Laurel Road, a Division of Darien Rowayton Bank – Laurel Road specializes in providing refinancing and consolidation services to pharmacists and other working professionals. Borrowers stand to save thousands by locking in these lower rates. Both undergrad and graduate student loans are eligible. Best part is, there is no application fee, no origination fee, and no prepayment penalties.

    SCPhA Members receive interest rate discounts when refinancing with Laurel Road.  SCPhA has partnered with Laurel Road, a Division of Darien Rowaton Bank.

    Legal Counseling – SCPhA is pleased to assist with any pharmacy law questions that you may have. Members can submit their questions via a secure form and our attorney will then follow up with you to answer your questions or determine the next steps. 

    Pharmacists Mutual – Members have access to special programs and information from Pharmacists Mutual.

    Preferred Event Pricing – Members receive discounted pricing to all of our events. As a member, you will also receive our promotions and specials that we run throughout the year! Take a look at the different events we offer to see what best meets your needs.

    RxAlerts – Sign up for RxAlert to receive important alerts regarding prescription fraud and pharmacy safety. You can choose to receive RxAlerts by email or by fax. To learn more about this program, click here.

Membership Types & Pricing

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    Pharmacist Membership
    You must be a registered pharmacist and a graduate of an accredited College of Pharmacy.
    Associate Membership
    You must not be a pharmacist and must demonstrate a vital interest in the pharmacy profession.
    Spouse/Joint Membership
    Both members must meet the requirements of a Pharmacist Membership.
    First Year Pharmacist Membership
    You must have graduated from an accredited College of Pharmacy within the last year.
    Retired Pharmacist Membership
    You must work less than 20 hours per week, be 60+ years old, and have been a member of SCPhA for the last 10 years.
    Pharmacy Technician Membership
    You must have either completed an accredited pharmacy technician program and/or have a South Carolina license/registration.
    Pharmacy Student Membership
    You must be enrolled as a student at an accredited College of Pharmacy located in South Carolina.
    $20/year or a $50 one-time payment for the course of Pharmacy School
    Pharmacy Technician Student Membership
    You must be enrolled as a student in an accredited pharmacy technician program at a school located in South Carolina.
    Vested Membership
    You must meet the qualifications for pharmacist or associate membership.
    $2,500 one-time payment, no further dues for life
    Life Membership
    Once a member has reached 35 consecutive years of membership with SCPhA, that member will become a Life Member and will no longer owe annual dues. It is the member’s responsibility to let us know when they think that they have reached the requirement. New Life Members will be recognized at our annual convention in June.
    Academy of Independent Pharmacy Owners
    Must be a SCPhA member, renews with SCPhA membership
    $100 + SCPhA Membership Cost
    South Carolina Society of Consultant Pharmacists
    Must be a SCPhA member, renews with SCPhA membership
    $100 + SCPhA Membership Cost