Oleoresin Capsicum Spray Certification
This 6 hour course teaches officers the proper use O.C. Spray in situations involving aggressive animals. This course is designed for law enforcement, animal control, and professionals who may encounter aggressive animals as part of their daily duties.
Training Block A: Introduction to Oleoresin Capsicum Spray
- Component of O.C. Spray
- Effective v. ineffective sprays against animals
- Liability considerations for using O.C. Spray
Training Block B: Officer Safety
- Reactionary gaps with animals
- Physiological and psychological responses to O.C. Spray
- Proper target areas
Training Block C: Deploying O.C. Spray
- Types of O.C. spray patterns
- Proper decontamination procedures
- Reporting and documentation requirements
This course is restricted to law enforcement and animal care and control professionals who are employed by a municipal, county, state, or federal agency that is authorized to conduct chemical capture and immobilization operations as part of their regular duties.
Students must attend all 6 hours of the course, demonstrate proficiency in safety, deployment, decontamination procedures, and pass a comprehensive written examination with a score of 75% or better.
Students who successfully pass this course will receive the following certifications with registered certification numbers:
- O.C. Spray
Training Credits and Limitations
This course satisfies the training requirement of the Tactical Animal Control Officer Certification course’s O.C. Spray Training Block, which also applies to the 110-hour AACIS certified Animal Control Officer certification course.