As of September 1, 2003 a law passed (Penal Code 46.05) you must have received training in the use of a chemical dispensing device in order to carry. This includes Pepper Spray.
The Penal Code provides a defense to prosecution for Security Officers who have received training on the use of a chemical dispensing device that is either (1), provided by TCOLE or (2), approved by the Private Security Board.The Private Security Board does currently have a certification program. Our instructors are certified by the manufacturer, PSB, and TCOLE. The Officer will learn the history, chemical make up of pepper spray, where it falls in the Use of Force Continuum, and tactical deployment. Also the effects OC has on animals and human beings.