UCF Mapper Training


To begin UCF Mapper training, each organization must have the following licenses:

Common Controls Hub Basic License
UCF Mapper License

If you don't already have a subscription to the Common Controls Hub, you will need to first sign up for a free Starter account, and then upgrade that account to a paid subscription. When you perform that upgrade, you will also be able to add UCF Mapper and the Compliance Mapping Certificate Course to your plan.

Each person who wishes to use the UCF Mapper software to become a Certified Compliance Mapper must purchase the training course for $2,295, and must have access to the organization's CCH Basic license (3 users).

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Compliance Mapping Certificate Program


Compliance Mapping is serious business. It involves understanding sentence structures, grammar, terminological mapping, semantic relationships, and the rules of term matching set forth by various ISO standards.

Compliance Mapping is the process of matching one Citation’s Mandates to another Citation’s Mandates. An older methodology is matching Citation to Citation in a matrix, with the newer methodology being matching each Citation to a Common Control in a star pattern. You will learn through multimedia presentations, demonstrations, and hands-on experience, the process of compliance mapping which consists of cataloging the Authority Document in question, extracting its pertinent Citations and Mandates, tagging the terms in those Mandates, selecting each tagged term’s in-context definition, mapping that tagged Mandate to a Common Control, and then matching the Common Control to corresponding Audit Questions as shown in the flow diagram below.

Course delivery

The goal of this training program is to prepare compliance mappers for the responsibility of mapping multiple Authority Documents correctly and accurately in a way that will satisfy auditors and regulators, while simplifying governance for their organization or clients.

There are currently five modules for this course:

Introduction :: About the Unified Compliance Framework® (UCF)

We begin by quickly analyzing the state of compliance today with ever-increasing requirements and audit overload. Then, we’ll explain how the common solution is to try and leverage a standard, even though standards aren’t designed to cover everything. The real solution is to leverage a Common Control framework. We’ll show you the benefits of doing so and demonstrate it with the UCF.

Introduction :: About the UCF Mapper®

Next, we’ll introduce you to the UCF Mapper software basics, terms, and mapping concepts. You’ll learn how to navigate the UCF Mapper software, use the dashboard to analyze data, identify assignments and accept or reject them, and navigate task pages and task steps.

Module 1 :: Citation Extraction

We discuss the six main areas of the UCF Mapper process and define what a citation is. Then, we’ll explore the Citation Extraction phase of the UCF Mapper process, discuss how to copy Citations and Citation References from the Authority Document, and finally define, identify, and enter Citations, Citation References, Mandates and Stubs, and Information Gathering Citations.

Module 2 :: Mandate Tagging

We cover how to tag the nouns and verbs of each Mandate in a Citation. It is only through tagged Mandates that we can link each of the Citations to a Common Control. You will learn how to recognize the importance of machine assisted tagging, examine sentence structure and diagram sentences to identify primary and secondary nouns, primary and secondary verbs, tag multiple Mandates from a Citation, and select the appropriate definition for a term depending on how it is used in the Mandate.

Module 3 :: Matching Citations

You will learn how to match each tagged Citation’s Mandates to a Common Control. We'll cover the various processes of harmonization and advanced semantic relationships, as well as the various cross walking rules and how they are applied during the matching process. Later, you will go through the exercise of matching sample mandates to each other. You will also be introduced to Unified Compliance’s useful Research tool.

Module 4 :: Authority Document Cataloging

We discuss how to catalog a Private Authority Document so your team can start mapping your company’s Private Authority Documents.

Module 5 :: Term Submission

We cover the basics of what you need to know in order to submit new term and definition requests to the Unified Compliance team for incorporation into the Compliance Dictionary and Thesaurus.

Practical application

Each module in the online learning system also has a corresponding practical application project and test within the actual UCF Mapper software application. These include tagging exercises, matching exercises, and a Mini-Mapper project. In addition, students will observe a UCF Mapper real-time demonstration of end-to-end matching, including tagging steps and master matching.

For questions, please contact sales@unifiedcompliance.com or call 702.805.2613.