The Google Advertising Professionals Program has been replaced with the new Google AdWords Certification Program. With this change the qualification criteria has also altered.
With the Google Adwords Professionals certification program changing, current Google Advertising Professionals will have a 6 month grace period to meet the new criteria put forward to complete, in order to hold onto the certified status. During this grace period, everything will be the same as per normal.
For individual qualification under the new program, the criteria now are: