Event Format



Wed, Nov 04, 2020, 10:00 AM – Wed, Nov 04, 2020, 03:00 PM


Members: $169 | Non-Members: $319


Virtual Training

Event Host


Becoming a Certified Materials & Resource Professional (CMRP), the nationally recognized supply chain credential, provides a personal and professional distinction in an increasingly competitive health care supply chain marketplace.

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. Discussion will continue through the study of the 110 example questions which 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 reference will be made to the CMRP Examination Review Guide (available in print and eBook formats.)

Important Pre-Session Work: Registrants will answer the 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 the CMRP eligibility requirements, click here. This is not intended to be a study session, but an in-depth review of the examination.

Register for the CMRP Examination Overview


  • Lora Johnson, FAHRMM, CMRP, MBA, BSN, RN, Consulting Director, Vizient
  • Preston Hall, CMRP, FAHRMM, CPM, CPSM, Director of Materials Management at Indiana Regional Medical Center


  • Part 1: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Part 2: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Continuing Education Credits

By attending the webinar, “CMRP Examination Overview Virtual Workshop,” offered by AHRMM, qualified participants may earn up to 4 AHRMM Continuing Education Credit toward renewal of the CMRP and FAHRMM designations, and/or 4 ACHE Qualified Education Hours toward initial certification or recertification of the Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) designation.

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About the Instructors:

Preston Hall 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. Prior to IRMC, Preston joined Clarion Hospital in 1997 as the Buyer and worked through the hospital until 2000 when he became Director of Supply Chain. He began managing two independent hospitals when he also started working at Indiana Regional Medical Center in 2017 as the Director of Materials Management. In December of 2019, he left Clarion to concentrate on IRMC.

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 is a member of the Western PA AHRMM Chapter, has served on the AHRMM Education Committee and Chapter Relations Committee, and currently serves on the AHRMM21 Annual Conference Education Committee. Aside from chapter and committee participation, Preston has taught the CMRP Overview Course at every AHRMM conference from AHRMM15 through AHRMM19, as well as several online sessions.

Lora Johnson brings more than 30 years of experience in the health care 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 ARHMM and holds both CMRP certification and FAHRMM designation.