The Foundations of Safe Tenting

This course was created through a partnership between the American Rental Association (ARA), Manufacturers and Tent Renters Association (MATRA), and Advanced Textiles Association® (ATA). The goal of this course is for tenting professionals to recognize the basic terminology, practices, and procedures that produce safe and efficient tent installations and dismantles.

Accessing the Course

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There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Outline

Module 1 – Introduction to the Course and a Brief History of Tents
Module 2 – Terminology: Tents, Tools, and Equipment
Module 3 – Safe Tenting
Module 4 – Prepping for a Tent Installation
Module 5 – Dismantling and Maintaining the Tents

Duration and Navigation

The course will take about 2 hours to complete. The participants will engage with the material through interactive videos, knowledge checks, and a comprehensive evaluation.

Evaluation and Grading Criteria

There is a 35-question exam at the end of the course where participants must earn 80% or better to receive a certificate of completion.


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