Where and When can I take a test?

Testing Information

  • No test takers will be admitted into the office after the stated time of the exam. Allow adequate time to get through security before the test time
  • Seating will be limited, and test takers will be admitted on a first come, first served basis
  • In order to receive a test score, you must apply for the test you wish to take in your job seeker account in LA Careers. Information on LA Careers and the process for applying for tests can be found at jobs.civilservice.louisiana.gov.
  • A picture ID and proof of social security number will be required to test.
  • Masks are recommended in all state buildings.

Test Taker Reminders

  • Arrive Early.
  • Bring the following with you:
    • Picture ID
    • Social Security Card/Document
  • 2-1/2 hours allowed for test.
  • Cell phones must be turned off.
  • If your cell phone rings, your test materials will be taken and you will not receive a score.

Below is a map of Louisiana showing the locations of the State Civil Service testing locations. To get directions to each of the site locations, click on the indicator for the site, then click on 'Google+ Page'.


Test Schedules

Baton Rouge Testing and Recruiting Center

The Baton Rouge Testing and Recruiting Center is located on the first floor of the Department of Agriculture and Forestry Building at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Room 1070, Baton Rouge, LA 70806. The testing schedule for this office is detailed below. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to start time.

Test Schedule
Monday 12:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am
Wednesday 8:00 am
Thursday 12:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am

The office hours are 7:45am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday.


Lake Charles Saturday Testing Center

The Lake Charles Saturday testing center is located at McNeese State University in Kaufman Hall at 4205 Ryan Street, Lake Charles, LA 70607. This Saturday testing center offers all State Civil Service tests.

In order to test in this center, you must arrive promptly at 7:30 am in order to be in the testing room by 8am. The testing schedule for this center is detailed below.

Please print and bring the copy of your test application with you to the exam.

*Due to the limited capacity of the testing center, please arrive early; testing is done on a first come, first served basis.

Test Schedule
January 8, 2022 July 9, 2022
February 5, 2022 August 6, 2022
March 5, 2022 September 17, 2022
April 23, 2022 October 8, 2022
May 7, 2022 November 5, 2022
June 4, 2022 December 3, 2022
Opelousas Saturday Testing Center

The Opelousas Saturday testing center is located at South Louisiana Community College – T. H. Harris Campus, 322 E. South St., Opelousas, LA 70570. This Saturday testing center offers all State Civil Service tests.

In order to test at this center, you must arrive promptly at 7:30 am in order to be in the testing room by 8:00 am. The testing schedule for this center is detailed below.

Please print and bring the copy of your test application with you to the exam.

*Masks are required during testing per South Louisiana Community College campus requirements.

*Due to the limited capacity of the testing centers, please arrive early; testing is on a first come, first served basis.

Test Schedule
January 22, 2022 July 16, 2022
February 19, 2022 August 13, 2022
March 12, 2022 September 17, 2022
April 23, 2022 October 15, 2022
May 14, 2022 November 19, 2022
June 11, 2022 December 10, 2022
West Monroe Saturday Testing Center

The West Monroe Saturday testing center is located at Louisiana Technical College – Delta/Ouachita Campus, 609 Vocational Parkway, West Monroe, LA 71292. This Saturday testing center offers all State Civil Service tests.

In order to test at this center, you must arrive promptly at 7:30 am in order to be in the testing room by 8:00 am. The testing schedule for this center is detailed below.

Please print and bring the copy of your test application with you to the exam.

*Due to the limited capacity of the testing centers, please arrive early; testing is on a First come, First served basis.

Test Schedule
January 22, 2022 July 9, 2022
February 19, 2022 August 20, 2022
March 19, 2022 September 17, 2022
April 9, 2022 October 15, 2022
May 7, 2022 November 19, 2022
June 4, 2022 December 17, 2022
Shreveport Saturday Testing Center

The Shreveport Saturday testing center is located at Louisiana Technical College – Shreveport Campus, Building E, 2010 N Market St, Shreveport, LA 71107. This Saturday testing center offers all State Civil Service tests.

In order to test at this center, you must arrive promptly at 7:30 am in order to be in the testing room by 8:00 am. The testing schedule for this center is detailed below.

Please print and bring the copy of your test application with you to the exam.

*Due to the limited capacity of the testing centers, please arrive early; testing is on a First come, First served basis.

Test Schedule
January 8 & 29, 2022 July 16, 2022
February 19, 2022 August 6 & 27, 2022
March 12, 2022 September 10, 2022
April 2 & 30, 2022 October 1 & 22, 2022
May 21, 2022 November 5 & 19, 2022
June 11, 2022 December 3, 2022
New Orleans Saturday Testing Center

Test sessions will not be held at the New Orleans Saturday test center during the months of June and July 2022. Testing will resume at Delgado Community College in August 2022. As soon as the test dates are available, they will be posted.