ACCREDITATION AND AFFILIATIONS
Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training
The Grifols Academy was granted accreditation for a period of five years through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET) in 2014 and again in 2019. The Grifols Academy voluntarily sought this accreditation status as a means of demonstrating the organization's commitment to employee development and training. This highly sought-after accreditation brings national recognition to the Grifols Academy programs in the specialty field of human plasma science and provides continuing education credits to all participants for successful completions.
In April 2018, The Grifols Academy expanded their accreditation with ACCET by receiving full accreditation for the eLearning Online Self-Study programs. The ACCET approval of these programs is integral to the Academy's strategic plan to continue to deliver the tools and resources our employees need to grow with Grifols.
University of Phoenix (UoP)
The Grifols Academy of Plasmapheresis has an articulation agreement with the University of Phoenix (UoP). Participants who have completed Academy courses and are enrolled at the University of Phoenix are eligible to have those courses converted to credit through the Prior Learning Assessment process (PLA). This is a wonderful opportunity for our associates currently enrolled as well as those planning future attendance at the UoP.
Southern New Hampshire University
The Grifols Academy of Plasmapheresis has a partnership with the Southern New Hampshire University that encourages and enables Grifols employees to pursue their college aspirations. Through discounted tuition for Grifols employees and their family members, as well as generous funding opportunities, this partnership lowers or eliminates the typical financial obstacles to earning a college degree.
State of California Board of Registered Nurses
The Grifols Academy of Plasmapheresis is an approved Continuing Education Provider through the California Board of Registered Nurses. This enables the Academy to grant continuing education hours to nurses who complete approved courses. These hours can generally be applied toward Continuing Education requirements for licensure renewal.
The Grifols Academy offers autopheresis machine repair courses developed by Haemonetics. In these courses, students learn how to perform necessary repairs and parts replacements along with calibration and diagnostics of the PCS2 equipment.
The Grifols Academy also offers Aurora Repair training developed by Fresenius Kabi. Through this program, Grifols employees learn how to calibrate the Aurora machines, as well as diagnose, make repairs, and replace parts on the machines.
American Society of Quality (ASQ)
The Grifols Academy promotes the certification of Grifols employees through the American Society of Quality (ASQ) by offering targeted courses to further prepare employees for ASQ certification exams. These intensive, hands-on courses provide the educational framework that Grifols employees need to obtain the prestigious certifications as a Quality Improvement Associate or Certified Manager of Quality and Operational Excellence.