The Baker Batshield Training Division incorporates the wide spectrum of the company's Batshield usage, tailored to the needs and requirements of the individual agencies seeking shield training. In many regions of the nation, Baker Batshield can arrange to provide free "familiarization" instruction through the growing network of factory representatives. This normally takes about two hours and a participation certificate is supplied as proof of attendance. Both the 2-day operator and 3-day instructor training classes are certified and extremely comprehensive. They entail live-firing and train students to prepare for situations where use of the Baker Batshield can have dramatic effects increasing officer safety, while simultaneously introducing tactics for the swift application of deadly force and domination of armed encounters with armed and hostile individuals. Familiarization, operator and train-the-trainer/IARD training are currently offered.