This week's book giveaway is in the Mac OS forum. We're giving away four copies of a choice of "Take Control of Upgrading to Yosemite" or "Take Control of Automating Your Mac" and have Joe Kissell on-line! See this thread for details.
You cannot track the status online. The cert manager site will probably say that the certification was dispatched. I think the cert manager also has links to download the logo. That is how I remember doing it.