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.
You must submit to an interview.
You must pass a physical and a drug screen.
Yes. You must, however, submit an application to the board where you wish to take the test, as well as to the board in the jurisdiction where you wish to be hired. Once you have received a passing score, you may report your passing score to the board in the city or fire protection district where you wish to be employed.
No, these exams can be taken as often as they are given.
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 on the Office of State Examiner website.
You can find the test dates on the Office of State Examiner website.