Defense Baton™ Instructor Requirements and Procedures

Instructor Procedures

  1. Certified instructors shall provide training in the Defense Baton™ Training program to individuals in security, law enforcement, military, corrections, and protective services only.
  2. Each person trained in the Defense Baton™ training program must receive a Defense Baton™ Student Manual for their initial certification. The Defense Baton™ Instructor is responsible for purchasing the student manuals from Personal Safety Training Inc. Copying of the student manuals is strictly prohibited © Copyright Laws.
  3. Instructors are required to acknowledge that they are not agents or employees of Personal Safety Training Inc.
  4. Trainers will thoroughly explain safety and liability requirements to all trainees.
  5. Every individual trained in the Defense Baton™ Training Program must be registered with Personal Safety Training Inc. Trainers are required to submit the original student registration form and student roster form within seven (7) days to Personal Safety Training Inc. These records will be maintained by:Personal Safety Training Inc.
    P.O. Box 2957 Coeur d’ Alene, ID 83816 USA
    or Fax: 208-777-7001
  6. Instructors are required to utilize their trainer’s manual and the methods set forth within.

Defense Baton™ Instructor Qualifications

Defense Baton™ One Day Instructor Course
  1. The Instructor must pass a thirty five question written exam with an 85% or better. One re-test allowed.
  2. Instructor must pass a trainers presentation with an acceptable rating.
  3. Instructor must pass the proficiency skills test with an acceptable rating.
  4. Instructor must adhere to all requirements and guidelines as set forth in this instructor’s manual.
  5. Recertification as an Instructor is required every three years.

Defense Baton™ Student Training Requirements

Defense Baton™ ½ Day (4hrs) Training Course Certification
  1. Student must pass the twenty five question written exam with an 80% or better. One re-test allowed. If student fails re-test, course must be taken over again.
  2. Student must pass the proficiency skills test with an acceptable rating. *Recertification is required every other year. (no time requirement for recert) *Yearly training is recommended.
Defense Baton™ One Day Training Course Certification
  1. Student must pass the twenty five question written exam with an 80% or better. One re-test allowed. If student fails re-test, course must be taken over again.
  2. Student must pass the proficiency skills test with an acceptable rating. *Recertification is required every other year. (no time requirement for recert) *Yearly training is recommended.
Defense Baton™ Modular Training Course Certification
  1. Modular training is conducted at monthly meetings, roll call or during established meeting times set forth by the agency.
  2. All modules must be completed in their entirety within one year and all requirements set forth in either the 4, or 8 hour Defensive Baton™ course.
  3. Students must pass the twenty five question written exam with an 80% or better. One re-test allowed. If student fails the re-test, the course must be taken over again.
  4. Student must pass the proficiency skills test with an acceptable rating. *Recertification is required every other year. (no time requirement for recert) *Yearly training is recommended.

Special Note: Defense Baton™ Certificates and Wallet Cards are given out at the discretion of the Instructor/Agency