I got an invitation to join "AdExcellence" which is the new parallel to Google's university / adwords professional exam.
They are - Like Google - using a third party for the exam itself. Will let you know if I pass! (OK - I'll let you know if someone frommy company passes, as we only have one chance to take the exam at the moment, unless I can blag extra codes.
The program went into Beta in the US in December [webmasterworld.com], so it is good to see they are starting to roll out to other countries a bit quicker now.