The information and dates provided on these pages are offered as a service to persons interested in applying for these examinations. While the Office of State Examiner attempts to provide the most up-to-date information, application deadlines may change as the result of civil service board action without the knowledge of this office. Therefore, the accuracy of this information may be verified only by contacting the civil service board representative where you wish to apply to take the examination.
The competitive exam scores for Entry Level Fire Fighter, Entry Level Police Officer, Jailer, Secretary to the Chief, Departmental Records Clerk, Entry Level Fire Communications Officer and Entry Level Police Communications Officer are transferrable. Effective date of new classes is not until August 1, 2019.
Competitive exams are given throughout the state by the Office of State Examiner. A passing score on the Firefighter, Police Officer, Fire Communications Officer, and Police Communications Officer exams can be reported to the jurisdiction of your choice.
The pre-examination materials have been developed by the Office of State Examiner as a helpful guide to individuals who wish to prepare for the entrance competitive Firefighter, Police Officer, Entrance Police Communications Officer, and Entrance Fire Communications Officer examinations for the Louisiana Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service. These booklets contain sample questions and other reference materials that are similar to those which you may encounter on the actual tests. We have provided links to the pre-exam booklets below. If you are unable to print from these links, you may request a copy of the pre-examination booklet from the civil service board in the jurisdiction where you wish to take the examination. A listing of jurisdictions under the Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service with contact information may be found at Local Jurisdiction Information.
The Office of State Examiner can neither accept nor process applications. You must submit your application to the civil service board where you wish to take an examination.
Please do not send your completed application to the Office of State Examiner. The Examinations for Firefighter, Police Officer, and Fire and Police Communications Officer are the only examinations which can be taken in one jurisdiction for the purpose of having a score reported to another jurisdiction. The qualification requirements may differ among some jurisdictions, so you may wish to contact the jurisdiction where you want to have your score reported in addition to the jurisdiction where you plan to take the test, in order to make sure you can meet the requirements for the application process in both jurisdictions.
Examination dates will be added to this site as jurisdictions request them. The contact person for a jurisdiction will have information concerning the application process.