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Wed, Mar 01, 2023, 10:00 AM – Wed, Mar 01, 2023, 03:00 PM

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CMRP Examination Review Workshop

Becoming a Certified Materials & Resource Professional (CMRP), the premier national supply chain credential, provides a personal and professional distinction in an increasingly competitive health care supply chain marketplace. This session provides an overview of the CMRP examination and the requirements to earn the CMRP designation. 

In this virtual instructor-led training, presenters will discuss exam content areas, the types of questions asked, and exam preparation insights. Participants will review concepts and example questions from each of the five exam content areas covering both recall and application questions. The discussion will continue through the study of the 110 example questions that learners are asked to complete prior to the workshop. Learners will have the opportunity to contribute to the discussion by asking specific questions throughout the course. Specific references will be made to the CMRP Examination Review Guide (purchase available and encouraged).  

Important Pre-Session Work: Registrants will answer questions that will be reviewed during the session. Not completing the pre-work assignment will likely cause disappointment with the session.  

Note: For information about CMRP eligibility requirements, click here. This is not intended to be a study session, but an in-depth review of the examination. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the “basics” of the CMRP examination, the major content areas, and cognitive levels
  • Obtain tips for answering the different types of questions that will be asked in each of the examination content areas
  • Clarify your individual questions by participating in a live discussion with presenters and attendees



Lora L. Johnson, MBA, BSN, RN, CMRP, FAHRMM, Sr. Consulting Director, Vizient, Inc.

Lora brings more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Lora’s areas of expertise and professional skills include value analysis, physician and clinician engagement, project facilitation, and team building. Lora received her Master’s degree in Business Management and Bachelors in Nursing from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee. She is a member of the Association of Healthcare Resource and Materials Management (ARHMM) and holds both CMRP certification and FAHRMM designation. She is a past Board member for AHRMM and GSHMM.

Preston Hall CMRP, FAHRMM, CPM, CPSM, Director of Materials Management, Indiana Regional Medical Center

Preston is the Director of Materials Management at Indiana Regional Medical Center where his responsibilities include Capital Purchases, Service Agreements, GPO selection and implementation, OR Supply Chain, and Storeroom Management.

Preston holds several designations, including the American Hospital Association's Certified Materials and Resource Professional (CMRP) certification, AHRMM Fellow, and both the Institutes for Supply Management's Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) and Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) certifications. He has served on the AHRMM Education Committee and Chapter Relations Committee and currently serves on the AHRMM Annual Conference Education Committee. Preston has taught the CMRP Overview Course at every AHRMM conference from AHRMM15 through AHRMM19 and several online sessions.

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