ASCP Membership Justification Toolkit

ASCP membership provides you with valuable access to a tight-knit network of colleagues, important updates from the industry, educational events and resources, development opportunities, and more. We understand that membership requires an investment from you and/or your company, and we appreciate you joining ASCP.

This toolkit has been developed to assist you in demonstrating the value of ASCP membership to your supervisor and company, institution, or organization. We hope they, too, will see the tremendous value in ASCP!

  • Make a Persuasive Pitch - In justifying your ASCP membership, ask yourself, what are the primary benefits of joining? Can my employer or organization expect a return on the cost of participating? How do I go about seeking support from my supervisor? Use our sample justification letter (below) as a guide.
  • Document Your Participation – Be sure to follow up with your supervisor to tell them what you love about ASCP membership, including sharing your favorite webinars, journal articles, and resources.
  • Maximize Your Membership - Learn how to maximize your membership here.


Dear (Supervisor’s Name),

I would like to join ASCP, the only international, professional pharmacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of older adults.

Professionally, I stand to benefit greatly from joining this Society. ASCP membership will allow me to gain important knowledge and skills relative to the mission of (insert name of organization). For example, ASCP membership gives me the opportunity to:

This opportunity comes at a crucial time for our profession as we work to implement challenging health care reforms and find ways of providing more services with fewer resources.

For these reasons and more, I am seeking reimbursement of my membership fee.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I’m confident that you’ll agree that this opportunity to develop professionally and gain knowledge will directly benefit (insert name of organization) and makes ASCP membership a wise investment.

(Your name here)

ASCP is a non-profit, membership association devoted to optimal medication management and improved health outcomes for all older adults. Founded in 1969, ASCP is an international organization based in Alexandria, Virginia.

ASCP represents pharmacy professionals and students serving the unique medication needs of older adults. ASCP's members range in the services they provide and serve older adults in a variety of settings. Read more.

ASCP members are committed to providing person-centered care, taking into account the complex interrelationships between disease states, nutrition, medications, and other variables. They are essential clinicians on the health care team, and influential decision-makers in all aspects of medication therapy. ASCP has individual members in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and 18 additional countries. Learn more.

  • Active Member – $279
  • Active Member + Directory – $279
  • International Member – Outside of US – $150
  • New Practitioner – $180
  • Active Spouse – $149
  • Geriatric Healthcare Professional - $179
  • Technician - $75
  • International Member - $150
  • Student Member – FREE
  • First Year Graduate – $99
  • Second Year Graduate – $190

Membership Discount for Auto Renew

Active members who sign up for yearly auto renewal of their membership save $10 per year.

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PLUS, all members are entitled to the following exclusive discounts

“ASCP is the place where I met lifetime colleagues and friends where we openly shared business experiences and knowledge.”
– Elliot Tertes, PD, FASCP

“ASCP and its members have been responsible for all that I have been able to achieve both professionally and financially. More than anything, ASCP has made it possible to have a fulfilling professional and personal life.”
– Thomas C Snader, PharmD, FASCP

“The professional resources ASCP provides are many and are found nowhere else. Access to these resources, the learning opportunities and the meetings is invaluable. Beyond that, my fellow ASCP members are my professional family whom I admire & respect greatly.”
– Lee Meyer, PharmD, CGP

“ASCP is my professional home. Many of the members are like family – we share ideas, we learn together, and we share the common goal of improving the lives of our older patients.”
– Judith L. Beizer, PharmD, CGP, FASCP

“ASCP has guided me in my career as I entered the world of pharmacy and has provided me with a network of colleagues and life-long friends that are like an extended family.”
– William Simonson, PharmD, CGP, FASCP

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