Get Involved in NCPDP

At NCPDP, you’ll find plenty of ways to get involved. Enhance your career. Build your business. Advance your profession. Transform healthcare. Consider the following opportunities:

NCPDP Work Groups

Work groups are the place where all of the standards for electronic transmission of pharmacy data are created and modified. Member collaboration in work groups produces solutions for claims processing, rebate reporting, standardization of billing units, product labeling, ePrescribing, security and confidentiality, and more. We have 10 active work groups that meet quarterly in different regions of the country. Non-members can attend for a fee, but they do not have voting privileges.
Work Group Listing

NCPDP Task Groups

Work groups often create task groups to help complete specific projects and make recommendations. NCPDP has more than 70 task groups that meet by conference call and emails. Task group leaders report progress during quarterly work group meetings. No voting occurs in task groups so non-members as well as members are welcome to participate, especially relevant subject matter experts.
Task Group Listing
Task Group Leader Training Program

NCPDP Buddy Program

The Buddy Program is for any member in their first (2) years of membership. All new members are assigned a Buddy unless they opt out of the program. The Buddy follows-up with new members prior or after each Work Group during initial year (at least 3 times annually). The Buddy is to attend new member event with assigned new member, should they be participating in Work Group. Seasoned NCPDP members can make a difference for new members by serving as a Buddy, for example guidance on how to access various resources available to all NCPDP members, navigation of ‘Member Portal’, among others. As a Buddy, you gain additional networking opportunities and recognition for helping to strengthen NCPDP. To volunteer contact Brian Goerlich at 480.477.1000, ext. 109 or email
Buddy Program Rules of Engagement

NCPDP Emerging Professionals

The Emerging Professionals Group welcomes anyone in their first seven years of NCPDP membership or new to the healthcare industry. This is an opportunity to connect with other NCPDP Emerging Professionals and support one another through networking, ongoing professional development and leadership opportunities. Participants of this group are invited to attend special networking events at Quarterly Joint Technical Work Group Meetings and have exclusive access to roundtable discussions and presentations on topics of interest to this group. Members are welcome to join the Emerging Professionals Group at any time throughout the year. To become involved in Emerging Professionals, contact Vincent Finocchiaro, Manager, Membership Services at 480.477.1000, ext. 188 or email

Mentorship Program

The Mentorship Program is designed for “seasoned” members who have decided to pursue a leadership path within the organization. It is not for new members. The leadership goals may range from the task group leader level or to eventually become a Board of Trustees member. The program provides structure and guidance to achieve the goals as determined by the mentee with his/her mentor. Any member who meets the criteria may apply for the Mentorship Program. Applications are provided upon request and are accepted December through February each year. The program is limited to four to six teams per year beginning each May and new teams are announced at Annual Conference. For more information contact Vincent Finocchiaro, Manager, Membership Services at 480.477.1000, ext. 188 or email

Board Committees

NCPDP is a member-driven organization. Board Committees represent the needs of the membership and make recommendations to staff on member programs and services. Participation on the following Committees provides excellent opportunities for members to learn more about the work of NCPDP:

  • Annual Conference Committee
  • Awards Committee
  • Bylaws Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Membership and Leadership Development Committee
  • Nominating Committee
  • Standardization Committee
  • Strategic Planning Committee

Only members can participate on committees. Email

Educational Programs Advisory Group

The Educational Programs Advisory Group is designed for members who wish to serve as Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to identify topics and speakers for timely educational programs including webinars and the Educational Summit. NCPDP currently offers one in-person educational program each year immediately before the November Work Group meeting and several webinars throughout the year. As a group member, you will assist in identifying program topics, speakers, agendas, and session outlines/objectives. Participation is open to any NCPDP member and members can serve consecutive years. This group may hold conference calls year-round. Group members are required to attend the Educational Summit in November. For more information please contact: Janet Cabibbo, Director, Communications and Marketing.

Leadership Opportunities

Work groups and task groups provide opportunities for members to become co-chairs or group leaders. NCPDP is committed to mentor members who want to assume leadership roles. Contact

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