Certifications & Memberships

RCI Associates’ certifications and memberships reflect our commitment to operating in accordance with the highest professional standards of our industry.


RCI Associates is a certified small business at the federal, regional and state levels, as shown below. Our federal government certification as an 8(a) Native American-owned small business qualifies us for consideration for certain government contracts and subcontracts.


  • U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA): SBA Certified 8(a) SDB
  • National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC): WR02734 Certified by the Western Regional MSDC (WRNMSDC)
  • State of California: CAL E Procure Certification ID 2001444, California Certified Small Business


Through our participation in the following professional and business organizations, we contribute to best practices across the security industry. As a member of the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of California, we provide mentoring for those who are beginning new business endeavors.

  • American Board for Certification in Homeland Security (ABCHS)
  • American Indian Chamber of Commerce of California
  • ASIS International
  • Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP)
  • California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI)
  • California Robbery Investigators Association (CRIA)
  • Executive Protection Institute’s (EPI’s) Nine Lives Associates (NLA)
  • HR Certification Institute (HRCI)
  • NCMS, The Society of Industrial Security Professionals