I am excited! Last year I made two predictions about the PMI Agile Certification. In a post in September 2012, I predicted that the PMI-ACP certifications would top 2,000 by the end of 2012. This was when the total number of PMI-ACP holders was only 1,141. Then in my post in October 2012, I predicted that the Agile Certification would surpass PMI's Risk Certification, PMI-RMP. As of January 2013, both of these predictions have come true! Within one year of being introduced, the PMI-ACP has become the third most popular PMI Certification.
I'm rarely right about my predictions, so pardon me if I gloat a little. The thing that is different in this case is that I feel like Agile Adoption is inevitable, so I fully expect the growth of this certificaiton to continue. I fact, I think it should be much higher. Having tried both traditional and agile approaches to complete projects, I find agile to be easier, more natural, and successful. So I really don't think there is any way that agile won't be adopted, in particular for software development projects, where agile really shines. Sure it is taking a while, as reluctant adoptees cling to traditional techniques for security. But it is going to happen.
For those of you interested in the numbers, here is a quick summary chart for data current through December 31, 2012.
Have you pursued your PMI-ACP Certification? I shared my experience in a post last year (Tackling the PMI-ACP), for what it is worth.