If you are a pharmacist, practitioner, physician, educator, scientist, administrator, resident/fellow or student involved in the pharmaceutical care of psychiatric and/or neurologic patients or have an interest in this area, we invite you to join the American Association of Psychiatric Pharmacists (AAPP).

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The American Association of Psychiatric Pharmacists (AAPP), founded in 1998 as the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP), represents practitioners who provide pharmaceutical care to individuals with psychiatric and neurologic disorders. Members work directly with patients and other caregivers to apply specialized clinical knowledge and skills, educate and train healthcare professionals, and develop new knowledge in order to improve health outcomes. Members practice in a variety of healthcare settings and apply evidence-based, cost-efficient, best practices to achieve patient recovery and improved quality of life.

AAPP has continued to grow and now boasts a membership of over 2,100 individuals.

We at AAPP envision a world where all individuals living with mental illness, including those with substance use and neurologic disorders, receive safe, appropriate and effective treatment. Our mission is to advance the reach and practice of psychiatric pharmacy and serve as the voice of the specialty. While striving to achieve our mission, we live by the following values:

Excellence: Promote high standards for dedication, integrity, ethics and expertise.
Collegiality: Respect the views, contributions and experience of all health professionals.
Innovation: Advance care with creative solutions.
Responsiveness: Listen and react to the changing needs of our members and our profession.
Compassion: Above all, help our members to improve the lives of patients and their families.

Ways to Join

You can join AAPP or renew your existing membership by one of the following options:

  1. By Fax: Print off the membership application and fax back your completed application with payment information to AAPP at 888-551-7617.
  2. By Mail: Print off the membership application and mail back your completed application with payment information to AAPP at 8055 O St., Ste. S113, Lincoln, NE 68510.
  3. AAPP Website: Online application and payment can be completed in the Membership section of the AAPP website (see "Membership Dues" below).

Membership Categories

Membership dues cover the time period of July 1 through the following June 30. To learn more about the benefits available with each membership category, view our Membership Benefits.

  • Active Members
    Licensed Pharmacists-US and International
  • Associate Members
    Healthcare professionals who are not practicing pharmacists such as Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physicians, Pharmaceutical Scientists, Researchers, Physician Assistants, Therapists, Non-RPh Medical Liaisons, Substance Abuse Specialists, Mental Health Outcomes Researchers and Social Workers.
  • Student Members
    Individuals enrolled in an accredited school of pharmacy progressing toward a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Membership must be renewed annually and status verified by the school. Student Pharmacists can access AAPP membership and events at heavily discounted rates. The discounts come with few restrictions such as no ACPE credit to ensure individuals are in the correct membership category.
  • Resident and Fellow Members
    Individuals participating in a post-doctoral educational experience who have an interest in psychiatric or neurologic pharmacy. Members within this category include individuals in Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice/ Psychopharmacology Residencies, Neurology Residencies, Pharmacy Practice with required/elective experiences in psychiatry or neurology, Fellowships of similar areas including bench with translational research in neuro-psych applications. Membership must be renewed annually and status verified by school or employer.
  • Affiliate Members
    Other individuals interested in supporting AAPP such as career recruitment personnel, media companies, publishers and public relation firms.

Membership Dues

If you are a member, please login to see renewal options specific to you.

New Members and New Practitioners Save!

If you have never been an active or associate member of AAPP, you can use the coupon code "WELCOME" to receive a $65 discount on your membership dues. That is a 30% savings on your first year as an active or associate member! To confirm your eligibility for this discount, log in or create a free accountStudent, Resident and Fellow memberships are already discounted and are not eligible for this promotion. Only Active and Associate memberships are eligible.

All memberships are manually reviewed by staff. After placing your order, you will receive confirmation within 3 business days.

 Through 6/30/2023Through 6/30/2024Through 6/30/2025
Active Members$250$475$690
Associate Members$250$475$690
Student Members$50N/AN/A
Affiliate Members$520$940$1360


Contributions or gifts to AAPP are not deductible as charitable contributions for Federal Income Tax purposes. A percentage of dues payments may be deductible by members as an ordinary and necessary business expense. AAPP estimates the nondeductible portion of dues (the portion allocated to lobbying expense) is 15%.

Cancellation Policy

The American Association of Psychiatric Pharmacists (AAPP) reserves the right to refuse/cancel a membership in AAPP as aligned with provisions in AAPP’s bylaws. If AAPP refuses a new or renewing membership, registrants will be offered a refund.

Membership Cancellation by Participant

Membership cancellations received within 7 days of registration may be eligible to receive a full refund less $25 service fee if no other purchases have been made. Cancellations received after the stated deadline will not be eligible for a refund.

Cancellations will be accepted via phone or e-mail, and must be received by the stated cancellation deadline. In addition:

  • All refund requests must be made by the member.
  • Refund requests must include the name of the member and the order number.
  • Refunds will be credited back to the original credit card used for payment.

The above policies apply to all AAPP memberships. Any questions or cancellation requests may be directed to AAPP staff at 402-476-1677 or info@aapp.org.