Test Prep Support, a resource for test preparation information, recently published an in-depth look at AdWords certified individuals; how many there are, where they are located and which tests they took.
- At the beginning of 2013, there were 19,778 AdWords certified individuals.
- 80% passed only one exam, while 7% (1,458 people) passed all 3 exams.
- 16,964 people passed the Search exam (78% passed only this).
- 5,100 people passed the Display exam (34% passed only this).
- 3,092 people passed the Reporting exam (29% passed only this).
- Only 25.7% of AdWords pros are in the United States.
- Other top countries are UK (7.5%), Germany (6.1%), Japan (3.9%).
- 8% also passed the Google Analytics Individually Qualified Exam.
- 0.8% also passed the Bing Ads Accredited Professionals Exam.
- 60 people passed the “Big 5″… all AdWords, Analytics & Bing.
For more information, see How Many People Are Google AdWords Certified?