interstitial Ads not requested

I am trying to load interstitial ads utilizing the built in functions. “Is interstitial ad requested” is always false.

In my game instance I trigger a function that loads an ad, delays, checks for ad requested, if not repeats, otherwise check for ad loaded, if so show, otherwise delay and try to show again.

“Is interstitial ad requested” is always false. I am not having any issued showing the banner ads which would indicate my projects is setup correctly.

I am using the admob test ad ID. My admob and android accounts are good as well. I have print statements so I can tell the flow of the code is correct.

I am at a complete loss. Any help is appreciated.