Additional test procedure competence according to § 8a BSIG


According to the IT Security Act, operators of critical infrastructures must prove to the BSI every two years that they have implemented appropriate technical and organizational measures. As a prerequisite for the validity of this proof, the audit team must demonstrate competencies in the following areas:

  • Special test procedure competence for § 8a BSIG
  • Audit competence
  • IT security competence or information security competence
  • Industry expertise

This training serves to acquire the required additional test procedure competence according to § 8a BSIG.


Our instructors developed the methods and tasks for the training in cooperation with the BSI and various other training providers within a multiplier workshop.

Target group

In principle, all interested parties can participate in the training. The training is suitable for internal auditors, auditors and auditors who would like to carry out audits in accordance with Section § 8a (3) BSIG.


  • Wed 06.12.2023 + Thu 07.12.2023 

  • Desired date possible on request

Our GTCs apply to the booking of our training course "Additional test procedure competence according to § 8a BSIG". We would like to point out that the course may be cancelled by abat AG if the minimum number of participants is not reached.

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Program sequence

1st day: 09:00 to 17:00

2nd day: 09:00 till 15:00

The following contents are taught in this training:

  • The IT Security Act
  • The BSI Criticality Ordinance
  • The test basis
  • Evidence according to § 8a (3) BSIG

You can prove the acquired expertise in a written exam. At the end of the training, there will be a written test as specified by the BSI, the successful completion of which will be noted on the certificate of attendance.


In addition to preparing for the training, the following reading is recommended:

  • IT-SiG
  • BSIG
  • KritisV
  • Guidance on the contents and requirements of industry-specific safety standards (B3S) in accordance with Section § 8a (2) BSIG
  • Guidance on evidence pursuant to Section § 8a (3) BSIG

Course fees

1.000,- EUR plus VAT.
The fees include the training costs including technology, the provision of training materials, catering and the examination fee.


abat AG, An der Reeperbahn 10, 28217 Bremen
(on-site training and testing)

If desired, the training can also take place online. The associated examination can then be taken at our locations in Bremen, Wolfsburg, or Munich.

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