Kevin Gibbons reports that Google Adwords Qualified Professional logo's stop verifying. The Google AdWords Professional Logo can be placed on sites where the company or individual has meet the requirements by Google to be certified as an AdWords Professional. In the past, if you clicked on the logo or seal, it would verify that the user is a legit individual. Now, for many, it takes you to the AdWords Login home page.
I feel it is probably a bug and not some devious and evil scam to get people to sign up directly with Google.
If you are logged into Google, you should get the verification. For example, Kevin Gibbons status shows up for me, only when I am logged in.
This individual has met Google's requirements to attain recognition as a Qualified Google Advertising Professional.
To become Qualified, this individual has:
• Accepted the terms of our programme. • Managed at least one AdWords account in a master account for 90 days. • Built and maintained our 90-day spend requirement. • Passed the Google Advertising Professional Exam.
Kevin Gibbons is one of the first 100 Google Qualified Advertising Professionals in the UK.
Forum discussion at Search Engine Roundtable Forums.