Competitive Applicants

Due to the Governor’s recent proclamation moving the state back into Phase 2, we are limited in the amount of people we can test at one time. Therefore, we are extending the testing over multiple days. The Statewide Firefighter exam in February will now be given on February 9th and 11th. The Statewide Police Officer exam in February will be given on February 10th, and 12th. All accepted applicants will be notified of the exact date, places, and times of their test at least 5 days prior to the exam.
***In the month of February all applicants will be required to take the exam in 2 parts at separate locations. Failure to complete both parts will result in an applicant not receiving a grade. Testing will take an entire day***

Office of State Examiner 01/06/2021

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.

Entry Level Firefighter                        Entry Level Police Officer

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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Assistant Chief of Fire Communication

Posting Period
01/15/2021 – 02/01/21
Application Deadline
02/01/21
Jurisdiction

Shreveport

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Chief Administrative Officer

Posting Period
01/12/2021 – 01/22/21
Application Deadline
01/22/21
Jurisdiction

St. George FPD

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Chief of Emergency Medical Services

Posting Period
01/12/2021 – 01/22/21
Application Deadline
01/22/21
Jurisdiction

St. George FPD

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Chief of Fire Communications

Posting Period
01/15/2021 – 02/01/21
Application Deadline
02/01/21
Jurisdiction

Shreveport

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Chief of Special Operations and Safety

Posting Period
01/15/2021 – 02/01/21
Application Deadline
02/01/21
Jurisdiction

Shreveport

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Correctional Officer

Posting Period
01/11/2021 – 01/22/21
Application Deadline
01/22/21
Jurisdiction

Morgan City

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Emergency Medical Services Officer

Posting Period
01/15/2021 – 02/01/21
Application Deadline
02/01/21
Jurisdiction

Shreveport

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Entry Level Firefighter

Posting Period
01/18/2021 – 01/27/21
Application Deadline
01/27/21
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Entry Level Police Officer

Posting Period
01/18/2021 – 01/27/21
Application Deadline
01/27/21
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Fire Chief

Posting Period
01/12/2021 – 01/22/21
Application Deadline
01/22/21
Jurisdiction

St. George FPD

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Fire Communications Officer

Posting Period
01/11/2021 – 01/21/21
Application Deadline
01/21/21
Jurisdiction

Alexandria

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Fire Communications Officer I

Posting Period
01/15/2021 – 02/01/21
Application Deadline
02/01/21
Jurisdiction

Shreveport

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Fire Communications Officer II

Posting Period
01/15/2021 – 02/01/21
Application Deadline
02/01/21
Jurisdiction

Shreveport

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Fire Department Mechanic

Posting Period
01/04/2021 – 02/03/21
Application Deadline
02/03/21
Jurisdiction

St. Tammany FPD #1

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Fire Prevention Officer

Posting Period
01/15/2021 – 02/01/21
Application Deadline
02/01/21
Jurisdiction

Shreveport

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Fire Prevention Officer

Posting Period
01/12/2021 – 01/22/21
Application Deadline
01/22/21
Jurisdiction

St. George FPD

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Fire Training and Safety Officer

Posting Period
01/04/2021 – 02/01/21
Application Deadline
02/01/21
Jurisdiction

Natchitoches

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Fire Training and Safety Officer

Posting Period
01/12/2021 – 01/22/21
Application Deadline
01/22/21
Jurisdiction

St. George FPD

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Fire Training Officer

Posting Period
01/15/2021 – 02/01/21
Application Deadline
02/01/21
Jurisdiction

Shreveport

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Jailer I

Posting Period
01/15/2021 – 02/01/21
Application Deadline
02/01/21
Jurisdiction

Shreveport

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Police Chief

Posting Period
01/11/2021 – 01/21/21
Application Deadline
01/21/21
Jurisdiction

Alexandria

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Police Communications Officer

Posting Period
01/04/2021 – 02/01/21
Application Deadline
02/01/21
Jurisdiction

Natchitoches

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Police Communications Officer I

Posting Period
01/15/2021 – 02/01/21
Application Deadline
02/01/21
Jurisdiction

Shreveport

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Special Service Technician

Posting Period
01/12/2021 – 01/22/21
Application Deadline
01/22/21
Jurisdiction

St. George FPD

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Assistant Chief of Fire Communication

Posting Period
01/15/2021 – 02/01/21
Application Deadline
02/01/21
Jurisdiction

Shreveport

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Chief Administrative Officer

Posting Period
01/12/2021 – 01/22/21
Application Deadline
01/22/21
Jurisdiction

St. George FPD

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Chief of Emergency Medical Services

Posting Period
01/12/2021 – 01/22/21
Application Deadline
01/22/21
Jurisdiction

St. George FPD

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Chief of Fire Communications

Posting Period
01/15/2021 – 02/01/21
Application Deadline
02/01/21
Jurisdiction

Shreveport

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Chief of Special Operations and Safety

Posting Period
01/15/2021 – 02/01/21
Application Deadline
02/01/21
Jurisdiction

Shreveport

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Correctional Officer

Posting Period
01/11/2021 – 01/22/21
Application Deadline
01/22/21
Jurisdiction

Morgan City

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Emergency Medical Services Officer

Posting Period
01/15/2021 – 02/01/21
Application Deadline
02/01/21
Jurisdiction

Shreveport

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Entry Level Firefighter

Posting Period
01/18/2021 – 01/27/21
Application Deadline
01/27/21
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Entry Level Police Officer

Posting Period
01/18/2021 – 01/27/21
Application Deadline
01/27/21
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Fire Chief

Posting Period
01/12/2021 – 01/22/21
Application Deadline
01/22/21
Jurisdiction

St. George FPD

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Fire Communications Officer

Posting Period
01/11/2021 – 01/21/21
Application Deadline
01/21/21
Jurisdiction

Alexandria

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Fire Communications Officer I

Posting Period
01/15/2021 – 02/01/21
Application Deadline
02/01/21
Jurisdiction

Shreveport

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Fire Communications Officer II

Posting Period
01/15/2021 – 02/01/21
Application Deadline
02/01/21
Jurisdiction

Shreveport

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Fire Department Mechanic

Posting Period
01/04/2021 – 02/03/21
Application Deadline
02/03/21
Jurisdiction

St. Tammany FPD #1

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Fire Prevention Officer

Posting Period
01/15/2021 – 02/01/21
Application Deadline
02/01/21
Jurisdiction

Shreveport

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Fire Prevention Officer

Posting Period
01/12/2021 – 01/22/21
Application Deadline
01/22/21
Jurisdiction

St. George FPD

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Fire Training and Safety Officer

Posting Period
01/04/2021 – 02/01/21
Application Deadline
02/01/21
Jurisdiction

Natchitoches

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Fire Training and Safety Officer

Posting Period
01/12/2021 – 01/22/21
Application Deadline
01/22/21
Jurisdiction

St. George FPD

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Fire Training Officer

Posting Period
01/15/2021 – 02/01/21
Application Deadline
02/01/21
Jurisdiction

Shreveport

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Jailer I

Posting Period
01/15/2021 – 02/01/21
Application Deadline
02/01/21
Jurisdiction

Shreveport

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Police Chief

Posting Period
01/11/2021 – 01/21/21
Application Deadline
01/21/21
Jurisdiction

Alexandria

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Police Communications Officer

Posting Period
01/04/2021 – 02/01/21
Application Deadline
02/01/21
Jurisdiction

Natchitoches

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Police Communications Officer I

Posting Period
01/15/2021 – 02/01/21
Application Deadline
02/01/21
Jurisdiction

Shreveport

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Special Service Technician

Posting Period
01/12/2021 – 01/22/21
Application Deadline
01/22/21
Jurisdiction

St. George FPD