Entry Level Jailer

Contact Information

Applications are only accepted during official posting periods. Applicants will be notified by email at least 5 days prior to the exam of the official date, time, and location of the exam.

Completed accommodation documents can ONLY be accepted during official posting periods via email to:


This email address is for applications documents only, no questions received will be answered. Please contact the OSE directly for assistance.

As of April of 2023 the Office of State Examiner will now be offering statewide testing for the Entry Level Jailer exam. Applicants who pass the exam can then transfer their score to any civil service board they would like to.  We will post for a period of 10 days for each monthly exam.

In order to apply to take the Jailer exam you must apply during the 10-day posting period listed below.

*** The posting period is now CLOSED ***

Please click the Police Officer Application link listed below to be taken to our online form. The online form must be completed ONLY during official posting periods.

If you are requesting Veteran’s Points or an American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation you will be required to submit your supporting documents separately from the application. You must email them to OSEregionaltesting@la.gov during the posting period, and before the application deadline.

For more information about ADA accommodations and what required documents you need to send, please visit our ADA Testing Accommodations page

Jailer Application

You will receive test information and your test score only by the email you supply on your application.  If you have not received an email from OSEregionaltesting@la.gov five (5) days prior to the exam date, please contact Courtney Territo at 225-925-7053.

Once you apply, take, and pass the exam you must then contact the civil service board you wish to be employed with, fill out an application, and report your score to them. Once their board approves your application you will be placed on an eligibility list and you may then begin your working test period.

Next Exam Date – June 11, 2024 Baton Rouge, LA

The Office of State Examiner will begin accepting applications on May 6, 2024

Application deadline is May 15, 2024

Upcoming Statewide Exam Dates

August 14, 2024 – Shreveport, LA

    • Posting Period 7/8/24 – 7/17/24

Available Testing

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