Just got this e-mail from MySQL.com concerning certifications...
MySQL AB is proud to announce the upcoming availability of two
MySQL certifications: The MySQL Core Certification and the MySQL
Professional Certification.

The MySQL Core Certification is aimed at the professional MySQL
user who wants proof of his or her prowess in the fields of SQL,
data entry and maintenance, data extraction for reporting, etc.
This certification will be released in the autumn of 2002. For
more information on the MySQL Core Certification, see
http://www.mysql.com/training/candguide/sec-core.html

The MySQL Professional Certification is for the user who has more
experience in the world of MySQL, and wants the credentials that
prove his or her knowledge in such areas as database management,
installation, security, disaster prevention and optimization. This
certification will be released in late 2002. For preliminary
information on this exam, see
http://www.mysql.com/training/candguide/sec-prof.html

The Core certification is a prerequisite for the Professional
Certification: You must pass the Core exams before you are able to
sign up for the Professional exam. Even though the Professional
exam might be what you are eventually aiming for, you should start
making plans for taking the Core exam already now.

For general information on the MySQL Certification Program,
see http://www.mysql.com/training/certification.html
I just thought I might as well let you all know!