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Types of Membership

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Active Membership  An individual who has completed the educational requirements to be a pharmacist is eligible for active membership. An active member shall be entitled to all rights and privileges which shall include the right to vote, hold office and serve on committees and shall be eligible for the services of the Association.  (Includes membership categories: Regular Active, Academic, Joint (spouse/partner of Regular Active), and Out-of-State) 

New Practitioner – An individual is eligible if applying within two (2) years of completing the requirements to be a pharmacist. The member shall be entitled to all rights and privileges of Active membership. The eligible time and dues structure of a New Practitioner is determined by the Board of Directors.

Retired Membership – An individual who has been but is no longer actively engaged in the practice of pharmacy, who is at least sixty-five years of age or disabled, and who has previously been an active member in good standing. Such membership shall have all rights and privileges of active membership. This provision shall not negatively impact the status, rights or privileges of any member who may be currently designated as a retired member.

Associate Membership An individual, not eligible for active membership, who is interested in advancing the profession of pharmacy is eligible for Associate Membership. An Associate Member shall be eligible for the services of the Association but shall not be entitled to vote or hold office in the Association.

Student Membership – An individual regularly enrolled in an accredited first professional degree program at a school or college of pharmacy shall be eligible for student membership. A student member shall be eligible to vote for the Student Advisory Board member and hold only the office of Student Director. A student member is eligible to serve on committees and is eligible for the services of the Association.

Technician Membership – An individual who is registered with the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation as a Pharmacy Technician and is not currently enrolled in an accredited first professional degree program at a school or college of pharmacy. A Technician member shall be eligible to vote for and hold only the offices within any section created expressly for them by the Board of Directors or the House of Delegates. A Technician member is eligible to serve on committees and is eligible for the services of the Association.

Honorary Membership – An individual who has achieved exemplary distinction for accomplishments in or for the profession of pharmacy may be granted honorary membership. An honorary member shall be eligible for the services of the Association. An honorary member, unless otherwise eligible for active membership, may not vote or hold office in the Association.

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