No it isn't. The admin who was in charge of approving new testers is no longer available. The admin who took over is reviewing all applicants.
There was an initial surge of testers when it was announced. We needed to make sure that the next batch are (to an extent) qualified to be testers, meaning ... they have a suitable testing platform, they have basic knowledge of the command line, they can write acceptable reports, etc.
We'll let you know more ... watch this thread.