A followup regarding the Oracle Spatial Partner Specialization announcements. Note - certification opportunities for individuals are also available. The "Oracle Spatial 11g Certified Implementation Specialist" certification is for individuals; candidates must take and pass the Oracle Spatial 11g Essentials exam to attain the credential. This opportunity is open to anyone.
-- Oracle Spatial 11g Essentials exam information (including topics, registration): http://www.oracle.com/partners/en/knowledge-zone/database/spatial11g-exam-1558007.html