Competitive Applicants

Due to the effects of Hurricane Ida, the October in-person entry level firefighter and police officer exams have been cancelled.

The Office of State Examiner now offers two ways for you to take the Entry Level Firefighter and Entry Level Police Officer exams. The in-person version is free and requires travel to a designated exam site. It can take up to 2 months from application to receive a score. The online version has a fee and can be taken at home. You can receive your score within 1 – 2 weeks of application.

FactorsIn-Person ExamOnline Testing
When can you apply?Once a month during a predefined 10-day periodAny time
How often can you take the test?Once a monthEvery 30 days
How long to receive a score from when you apply?11/2 months – 2 months1 week – 2 weeks
When do you take the exam?You are assigned an exact date and timeYou can choose your own test date and time
Is there travel involved?Yes, to the designated exam siteNo, you can take it from your home
Is there a fee?No, it is freeYes, $40 paid to ProctorU

Entry Level Firefighter and Police Officer Exams

As of August 1, 2020 the Office of State Examiner is now responsible for calling for, accepting applications, administering  and maintaining the eligibility list for Entry Level Firefighter and Police Officer Exams. Use the links below to find out more information about applying to take these exams.

In-Person Firefighter           In-Person Police Officer          Online Testing

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 Jailer, Secretary to the Chief, Departmental Records Clerk, Entry Level Fire Communications Officer and Entry Level Police Communications Officer are transferrable.

All Other Competitive Applications

Competitive exams are given throughout the state by the Office of State Examiner.  A passing score on the Entry Level Jailer, Secretary to the Chief, Departmental Records Clerk, Entry Level Fire Communications Officer and Entry Level Police Communications Officer exams can be reported to the jurisdiction of your choice. For more information about these exams click here.

All Other Competitive Applications

Study Guides

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 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 examinations for the Louisiana Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service. These booklets may 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.    

Important Notes

Beginning August 1, 2020, the Office of State Examiner will only accept Entry Level Firefighter and Entry Level Police Officer applications during each exams 10-day posting period.

For Entry Level Jailer, Secretary to the Chief, Departmental Records Clerk, Entry Level Fire Communications Officer and Entry Level Police Communications Officer, the Office of State Examiner cannot accept or process applications. You must submit your application to the civil service board where you wish to take an examination.

The Examinations for Entry Level Jailer, Secretary to the Chief, Departmental Records Clerk, Entry Level Fire Communications Officer and Entry Level 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.

Upcoming Tests

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Budget and Accounting Administrator

Posting Period
09/10/2021 – 09/30/21
Application Deadline
09/30/21
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Baton Rouge

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Chief of Training

Posting Period
08/27/2021 – 09/27/21
Application Deadline
09/27/21
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Ascension FPD #3

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Criminal Information Specialist I

Posting Period
09/10/2021 – 09/30/21
Application Deadline
09/30/21
Jurisdiction

Baton Rouge

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Fire Records Clerk

Posting Period
09/10/2021 – 09/30/21
Application Deadline
09/30/21
Jurisdiction

Baton Rouge

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Police Cadet

Posting Period
09/10/2021 – 09/30/21
Application Deadline
09/30/21
Jurisdiction

Baton Rouge

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Police Communications Officer

Posting Period
08/18/2021 – 09/30/21
Application Deadline
09/30/21
Jurisdiction

Pineville

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Police Communications Officer I

Posting Period
09/10/2021 – 09/30/21
Application Deadline
09/30/21
Jurisdiction

Baton Rouge

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Police Records Clerk

Posting Period
08/18/2021 – 09/30/21
Application Deadline
09/30/21
Jurisdiction

Pineville

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Research and Statistical Analysis Officer

Posting Period
09/10/2021 – 09/30/21
Application Deadline
09/30/21
Jurisdiction

Baton Rouge

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Secretary to the Fire Chief

Posting Period
09/09/2021 – 09/20/21
Application Deadline
09/20/21
Jurisdiction

Jennings

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Budget and Accounting Administrator

Posting Period
09/10/2021 – 09/30/21
Application Deadline
09/30/21
Jurisdiction

Baton Rouge

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Chief of Training

Posting Period
08/27/2021 – 09/27/21
Application Deadline
09/27/21
Jurisdiction

Ascension FPD #3

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Criminal Information Specialist I

Posting Period
09/10/2021 – 09/30/21
Application Deadline
09/30/21
Jurisdiction

Baton Rouge

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Fire Records Clerk

Posting Period
09/10/2021 – 09/30/21
Application Deadline
09/30/21
Jurisdiction

Baton Rouge

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Police Cadet

Posting Period
09/10/2021 – 09/30/21
Application Deadline
09/30/21
Jurisdiction

Baton Rouge

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Police Communications Officer

Posting Period
08/18/2021 – 09/30/21
Application Deadline
09/30/21
Jurisdiction

Pineville

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Police Communications Officer I

Posting Period
09/10/2021 – 09/30/21
Application Deadline
09/30/21
Jurisdiction

Baton Rouge

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Police Records Clerk

Posting Period
08/18/2021 – 09/30/21
Application Deadline
09/30/21
Jurisdiction

Pineville

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Research and Statistical Analysis Officer

Posting Period
09/10/2021 – 09/30/21
Application Deadline
09/30/21
Jurisdiction

Baton Rouge

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Secretary to the Fire Chief

Posting Period
09/09/2021 – 09/20/21
Application Deadline
09/20/21
Jurisdiction

Jennings