Where and When can I take a test?

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COVID-19 UPDATE: State Civil Service is now conducting walk-in testing. Click here for the latest information.

HURRICANE ZETA: Due to the potential impacts of Hurricane Zeta, the Louisiana Department of State Civil Service and the Baton Rouge Testing and Recruiting Center will close at noon on Wednesday, October 28. There will be NO afternoon testing session on that day.

The Opelousas, West Monroe, and Shreveport Saturday Testing Centers have resumed testing. Please check the schedule below for dates.

Due to the ongoing recovery efforts in Southwest Louisiana, the Lake Charles Saturday Testing Center is CLOSED until further notice.

The New Orleans Saturday Testing Center remains CLOSED until further notice.

State Civil Service will continue to monitor the developments and safety recommendations related to COVID-19 and provide updates. Please continue to check our website and social media platforms for updates and/or changes to the situation.


COVID-19 Testing Information

The State Civil Service Baton Rouge Testing and Recruiting Center is now conducting walk-in testing. Beginning Monday, June 15, tests will be administered on a first come, first served basis. Two test sessions will be administered Monday through Friday. At this time, testing is the only service that will be provided.

If you have questions about the protocol below, you may contact the Testing and Recruiting Center at (225) 925-1911 or Toll-Free at (866) 783-5462 and SCS staff can provide assistance.

Please note the following:

  • Exams will be given at 8:00 am and 12:30 pm, Monday through Friday
  • Seating will be limited, and test takers will be admitted on a first come, first served basis
  • 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
  • Bags will not be allowed in the building. This includes backpacks, briefcases, purses, etc.
  • 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
  • You will be required to wear a mask to enter the building and for the duration of your presence in the building, including while testing
  • A picture ID and proof of social security number will be required to test

The New Orleans and Lake Charles Saturday Testing Centers are CLOSED until further notice.

State Civil Service will continue to monitor the developments and safety recommendations related to COVID-19 and provide updates to testing protocols as warranted. Please continue to check our website and social media platforms for updates and/or changes to the situation.

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 8:00 am 12:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am 12:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am 12:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am 12:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am 12:30 pm

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.


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 7:45 am in order to be in the testing room by 8:00 am. 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
July 11, 2020 August 8, 2020
September 12, 2020 October 24, 2020
November 7, 2020 December 5, 2020
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 7:45 am in order to be in the testing room by 8:00 am. 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
July 11, 2020 August 15, 2020
September 12, 2020 October 3, 2020
November 7, 2020 December 5, 2020
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 7:45 am in order to be in the testing room by 8:00 am. 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
October 10, 2020 - CANCELED October 24, 2020
November 21, 2020 December 19, 2020

The New Orleans Saturday Testing Center is CLOSED until further notice.