Can I take courses from other providers to count toward my badge if they cover the same material as the AOTA course? January 29, 2019 12:54 Updated Follow No. Only those courses outlined in the criteria for the badge can be used toward earning that badge or set of badges. Related articles What if I took some of these courses before AOTA began its digital badging program? Can I earn a digital badge? How is a digital badge different from AOTA Board and Specialty Certification? What is the Digital Badging Program? How do I earn a digital badge?