Where and When can I take a test?

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Testing will be held in the New Orleans area on Saturday, June 19, 2021, at Xavier University. Please refer to the Test Schedule for more information.

TESTING AND RECRUITING CENTER SCHEDULE UPDATE: Effective, June 14th, 2021, the Baton Rouge Testing and Recruiting Center will have a new testing schedule as follows:

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:00 am
  • Monday, Thursday: 12:30 pm

  • 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

    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. Please note at this time, testing is the only service that will be provided.


    Lake Charles Saturday Testing Center

    The Lake Charles Saturday testing center is located at McNeese State University in Kaufman Hall, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA 70605. Test takers should use the parking lot between Frasch Hall and the library. 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
    February 27, 2021 August 21, 2021
    March 20, 2021 September 18, 2021
    April 24, 2021 October 16, 2021
    May 22, 2021 – CANCELED November 13, 2021
    June 19, 2021 December 11, 2021
    July 24, 2021
    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.

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

    Test Schedule
    January 9, 2021 July 10, 2021
    February 6, 2021 August 7, 2021
    March 13, 2021 September 11, 2021
    April 10, 2021 October 9, 2021
    May 15, 2021 November 6, 2021
    June 12, 2021 December 4, 2021
    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 9, 2021 July 10, 2021
    February 6, 2021 August 7, 2021
    March 6, 2021 September 11, 2021
    April 10, 2021 October 9, 2021
    May 15, 2021 – NEW DATE November 6, 2021
    June 5, 2021 December 4, 2021
    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 23, 2021 July 17, 2021
    February 20, 2021 August 7 & 28, 2021
    March 13 & 27, 2021 September 18, 2021
    April 17, 2021 October 2 & 23 , 2021
    May 1 & 15, 2021 November 13, 2021
    June 12 & 26, 2021 December 11, 2021
    New Orleans Saturday Testing Center

    The New Orleans Saturday Testing Center is temporarily located at Xavier University – University Center, 3rd Floor, 4955 Drexel Drive, New Orleans, LA 70125. This Saturday testing center offers all State Civil Service tests.

    There will be one test session will be offered at 8 am.

    Masks are required to enter the building. No exceptions. Please print and bring the copy of your test application with you to the exam, along with your identification and social security card.

    *Due to the limited capacity of the testing centers, please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the test time; testing is on a first come, first served basis.

    Test Schedule
    May 15, 2021
    June 19, 2021