The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) announces the launch of its new digital badging program as a way for members to showcase their specific skills in an easily shared, electronic format.

Digital badges are web-enabled representations of members’ learning achievements, similar to a digital resume. By placing these badges on their web pages, email signatures, and other social media, AOTA members can easily share their learning achievements with peers, potential employers, educational institutions, and more, with the backing of a verification system, explains a media release from AOTA.

“This new digital badging program supports occupational therapy practitioners on many levels,” says Debbie Amini, EdD, OTR/L, CHT, FAOTA, director of professional development for AOTA, in the release.

“With one click, clients can see the experience that their practitioner has; potential employers can verify skill sets when hiring; and practitioners can communicate the distinct value of the profession by sharing their expertise,” she adds.

Per the release, occupational therapists may apply for the badge after receiving 75% or higher on an AOTA Continuing Education course.

Badges are available for topic areas such as autism, driving, early identification, falls prevention, and low vision. Badges for leadership, home modifications, lifestyle redesign, and cancer rehab are coming soon.

For more information, visit AOTA.

[Source: AOTA]