GeoSpatial Training Services recently earned the distinction of “Qualified Developer for the Google Maps API”. Currently there are fewer than 50 developers worldwide to have earned this distinction.
The Google Qualified Developer Program was designed to recognize Google API and developer tool experts, and to provide those in need of development support with a directory of trusted references. Candidates are subjected to a rigorous evaluation process. In additioni to passing an exam, candidates must show examples of their development work, evidence of community participation, and references who can vouch for their professionalism.
Achieving and maintaining qualification consists of requiring a minimum point level in four areas including professional references, active development projects, community participation, and a qualification exam.
Google currently provides Qualified Developer Programs for Google Maps, KML, Gadgets Ads, and AJAX Search API.