I've checked other training sites and the details have been confirmed.
All Final Cut Studio related Apple Certified Pro certifications will be retired on January 12, 2012.
These include Color Correction, DVD Studio Pro, Compressor, FCP7, Final Cut Server, Motion and Certified Master Pro - Final Cut Studio.
What a skill base!
They will be replaced by the following Certifications:
* Apple Certified Pro - Final Cut Pro X Level 1
* Apple Certified Pro - Final Cut Pro X Level 2
* Apple Certified Pro - Motion Level 1
(Surely a Motion Level 2 and Compressor 4 will be added soon)
This really puts the final nails in the coffin lid of Final Cut Studio.
The article also mentions that "Once the exams become available there will be a grace period where a current Certified Pro can upgrade there certification by passing an online exam, open book in their own home, for a set fee. After this they will need to sit the exam at an AATC under normal exam conditions."
One hopes that the skills of those who attained these hard won certifications will become more valuable as Final Cut Studio slowly resedes in the wake of these new programmes.