Google requires that all Google Apps Deployment Specialist's recertify every 18 months. The Google Apps product changes frequently so it's important that specialists maintain their Google Apps skills.
Back in March of 2011, when our first team member passed his specialist exam there were 3 million organizations on Google Apps and over 2,500 Google Apps Authorized Resellers worldwide. Today over 5 million organizations are on Google Apps and over 6,000 organizations are resellers.
Interlockit.com is proud to maintain our elite status as 1 of only 2 Google Apps Premier Authorized Resellers in Canada. Our best guess is that only 40 organizations worldwide are Premier Authorized for Google Apps.
Is your current consultant a Google Apps Certified Deployment Specialist?