You must have a high school diploma or equivalent, including homeschooling projects.
You must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid Louisiana driver's license.
Individuals must apply for the Entry Level Firefighter Civil Service Entrance Exam, have a passing score (75 or above), and be on the current eligibility list to be considered for hire. Applicants are placed on the eligibility list once a passing score is received. The list is good for 18 months. If you are not hired within the 18-month period, you will have to retake and pass the exam to become eligible again.
You must submit to an interview and background check.
You must pass a physical, psychological screening, and drug screening.
If you choose to take the test in-person at the predetermined date/time/location, the test is free. If you choose to take the test online, there is a $40 fee paid to ProctorU.
As of August 1, 2020 the Office of State Examiner is now responsible for calling for and accepting applications as well as administering
and maintaining the eligibility list for Entry Level Firefighter Civil Service Entrance Exam.
To register for an in-person exam or get more information, visit the Office of State Examiner website.
To register for an online exam or get more information, visit the Office of State Examiner website.
For in-person exams, there is no waiting period. You may take the exam any time it is scheduled. For online exams, you may only test once every 30 days.
In-person tests are given in various locations around the state. You can find the test dates on the Office of State Examiner website. Online tests can be taken at any time from any location.
If you have claimed veterans' preference on your application for admission to the test, you may have 5 veterans' points added to your passing score for the entrance classes only. Five-point veterans' preference is available to former military personnel who were discharged under honorable conditions from active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces during a war, or in a peacetime campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized. More information can be found in the OPRCS Board Manual or the Office of State Examiner website.