I havent heard of any certs…. are you looking to work for a security company?
You could start here and ask around… http://www.defcon.org/
Update by Labnuke99:
There are certainly certifications for this and there must be a high level of ethics involved though as the skills taught can be used for damaging data, systems and reputations. <a href=”http://www.eccouncil.org/”>EC Council</a> has the C-EH – Certified Ethical Hacker certification. <a href=”http://www.sans.org/mentor/description.php?tid=164″>SANS</a> has training in Hacker Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling. I have both Security+ and CEH. You will need good network skills and an understanding of applications to certify.