Google has had lots of interest in its Agency Program which has helped smaller development firms get support to build better apps. With the growing success, the company has now announced a certification for those partners that have completed the training. This will give clients who are looking at agencies to build their apps a better understanding of their skillset, and the confidence that they have done the necessary work with Google.
From the announcement:
Having worked with various agencies for several months, the Agency Program has now launched certification for those partners that have undergone the required training and have demonstrated excellence in building Android applications using our platforms. The Agency Program hopes that doing so would make it easier for clients who're looking to hire an agency to make an informed decision while also pushing the entire development agency ecosystem to improve.
If you want to learn more about this, you can head over to Google's announcement post which has additional details.