Current APEX certifications will be retired in 3 months.
The recent (and not very popular) certification Oracle APEX Cloud Developer Specialist | 1Z0-760 retiring on Oct 30th 2022 and much older Oracle Application Express 18: Developing Web Applications | 1Z0-750 on Oct 14th 2022.
It seems like rumors are true and we will indeed get 2 new certifications. Foundation level for free and probably APEX 21 Specialist for the usual price. Stay tuned.