ASIS International is the preeminent organization for security professionals. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests, such as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, as well as specific security topics. ASIS International currently has over 37,000 members worldwide.
Neal Custer, CPP CFE has been a member since 1972. He was one of the founders of the Idaho ASIS Chapter in 1982. He was the Idaho Chapter Chairman in 1980, 1986, 1996 & 1997 and he was the Assistant Regional Vice President in 1999. At the National level, he was on the National Standing Committee on Crime/Loss Prevention and the committee Chairman in 1989 and 1990. He was also on the National Academic Advisory Council in 1988 and 1989.
ASIS International has set the standards for certification in security for more than 25 years. Certification plays an important role in the security industry by identifying high professional standards. As an indicator of qualifications, certification is documented evidence of expertise and experience. It is an objective means of distinguishing highly competent security practitioners from their less experienced peers.
Events of the past decade have lead to a fundamental shift in the security landscape, resulting in an ever-increasing demand for heightened security to protect people, facilities, assets and data on a global scale. Today, more than ever before, organizations place a high degree of importance on hiring, contracting with, and promoting credentialed security practitioners.
Neal Custer, CPP CFE has been a Certified Protection Professional since 1989.
The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with nearly 50,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud worldwide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession.
The CFE Credential – The ACFE administers the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential, which denotes proven expertise in fraud prevention, detection, deterrence and investigation. CFEs must meet stringent academic, professional and character requirements; comply with the ACFE Code of Professional Ethics; and continually build their skills through ongoing professional education. Members with the CFE credential experience career growth and quickly position themselves as leaders in the global anti-fraud community.
If a business has been accredited by the BBB, it means BBB has determined that the business meets accreditation standards which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB accredited businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.
BBB Code of Business Practices represents standards for business accreditation by BBB. Businesses based in the United States and Canada that meet these standards and complete all application procedures will be accredited by BBB. The Code is built on the BBB Standards for Trust, eight principles that summarize important elements of creating and maintaining trust in business.
BBB accreditation does not mean that the business’ products or services have been evaluated or endorsed by BBB, or that BBB has made a determination as to the business’ product quality or competency in performing services. Businesses are under no obligation to seek BBB accreditation, and some businesses are not accredited because they have not sought BBB accreditation.
Custer Agency, Inc. has been an Accredited Business since 1995 and has an A+ rating. The Better Business Bureau recognized Custer Agency for its commitment to integrity and ethical business practices in their 2003 Integrity Counts program. Neal Custer is currently on the Board of Directors for the Better Business Bureau of South Western Idaho & Eastern Oregon and is the 2010 Chairman Elect.