Event Format

Virtual Event


Wed, Jun 12, 2024, 10:00 AM – Wed, Jun 12, 2024, 03:00 PM


Members: $169 | Non-Members: $319


Virtual Training

Event Host

Contact Information

(312) 422-3840

Open To

Members and Non-members


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, the requirement 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. Discussion will continue through the study of the 110 example questions which learners are encouraged 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 (purchase available and encouraged).

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.

Continuing Education: Completing this virtual training earns 4 CECs.


  • Identify the “basics” of the CMRP examination, the major content areas, and cognitive levels
  • Identify the content areas that you may consider for additional review by testing your knowledge of 110 practice questions, answers and rationale
  • 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
AVP, Supply Chain Services
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.

Director of Materials Management
Indiana Regional Medical Center

Preston is the Director of Materials Management at the Pennsylvania Mountains Care Network, which consists of Indiana Regional Medical Center and Punxsutawney Area Hospital, and where his responsibilities include Capital Purchases, Service Agreements, GPO selection/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 many AHRMM professional committees, providing member and subject matter expert input to decision making for Education, Chapter Relations, and Annual Conference Education.