Where and When can I take a test?

Testing Information

  • Test takers: Please note there will be no admittance into the test room after the start time of the test.
  • 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. Please use the side entrance doors. 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 28, 2023 July 15, 2023
February 25, 2023 August 19, 2023
March 18, 2023 September 16, 2023
April 15, 2023 October 14, 2023
May 13, 2023 November 4, 2023
June 10, 2023 December 2, 2023
Opelousas Saturday Testing Center

The Opelousas Saturday testing center is located at South Louisiana Community College – T. H. Harris Campus, 332 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 7, 2023 July 8, 2023
February 4, 2023 August 5, 2023
March 11, 2023 September 9, 2023
April 15, 2023 October 7, 2023
May 6, 2023 November 18, 2023
June 3, 2023 December 16, 2023
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 21, 2023 July 22, 2023
February 25, 2023 August 19, 2023
March 18, 2023 September 23, 2023
April 22, 2023 October 21, 2023
May 20, 2023 November 4, 2023
June 17, 2023 December 16, 2023
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 7 & 21, 2023 July 15, 2023
February 11, 2023 August 5 & 26, 2023
March 4 & 25, 2023 September 9, 2023
April 15, 2023 October 7 & 28, 2023
May 13, 2023 November 18, 2023
June 3 & 24, 2023 December 9, 2023
New Orleans Saturday Testing Center

The New Orleans Saturday testing center is located at Delgado Community College – City Park Campus at 615 City Park Ave, New Orleans, LA in Building 1, all applicants will enter at the front of the building. 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 8:00 am and there is no eating or drinking allowed in the testing area. The testing schedule for this center is detailed below.

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

Test Schedule
January 7, 2023 January 21, 2023
February 4, 2023 February 25, 2023
March 4, 2023 March 18, 2023
April 1, 2023 April 22, 2023
May 6, 2023