Audit testing An audit engagement may include control testing activities during which controls are evaluated for design and operational effectiveness. Test Templates and Test Plans To conduct control testing, before an engagement starts, audit managers create test plans for the relevant controls. Audit managers can use test templates to create multiple test plans for similar controls at one time. During the Validate state of an audit engagement, the test plans that are associated with the controls in the engagement's scope are automatically associated with the engagement. Audit managers can generate control tests from those associated test plans and create individual control tests as needed. Create a test templateTest templates allow audit managers to quickly create many test plans using much of the same testing criteria.Relate a test template to a policy statementAudit owners can create generic control test templates for a policy statement, avoiding the creation of individual control test plans for every control.Create a test planTest plans can be created from scratch or based on test templates and describe how a feature is to be tested.Create multiple test plans from a test templateIf GRC: Policy and Compliance Management is installed, a test template can be used to create test plans for all of the controls associated with the test plan’s policy statement.