By my rough calculations, I believe I am right in saying that the 3 month period to prove your worthyness is nearly up. As a result, there should be a surge in people now receiving their glitzy Advertising Professional logo.
I am keen to see what it looks like and whether Google will implment any verification system (ala Paypal).
Condiditons for receiving the professional status:
Pass the exam.
Manage an account for 90 days.
Spend a total of 1000 US$ accross mutiple accounts in MCC in 90 days.
90 day period begins upon registration for a Pro account.