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Information current as of Nov. 14, 2013.
Civil Service Testing Information

Civil Service, State Civil Service

Civil Service offers job seekers the opportunity to take exams for State employment.

Each link below gives you information on a test that the Department of Civil Service administers. Within the links, you will find a list of jobs which are associated with the test, a link to apply for the test, and sample test questions. For applicants who need to test, applying within the LA Careers system will be a two-step process. First, you will select a test below and apply to take the test. Then, once you have tested, you will apply for individual job vacancies. Please note that after applying for a test, you must wait 90 days before reapplying to take it again. For more information about testing and state employment, please see the FAQ page.

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Test Type of Job Procedure for Applying Sample Test Questions
Law Enforcement & Protective Services Test (LEAPS) Law Enforcement Jobs LEAPS Test Application Instructions LEAPS Sample Questions
Accounting Paraprofessional Test (APT) Paraprofessional Accounting/Booking Jobs APT Test Application Instructions APT Sample Questions
Engineering Technician Series Test Entry Level Sub-Professional Engineering Jobs Engineering Technician Test Application Instructions Engineering Technician Sample Questions
Parish Highway Maintenance Superintendent Test *see note below Parish Highway Maintenance Superintendent Test Application Instructions Sample questions for this test are not available
Highway Foreman test *see note below Highway Foreman Test Application Instructions Highway Foreman Sample Questions
Professional Level Exam (PLE) Professional Level Jobs PLE Test Application Instructions PLE Sample Test Questions
Office Support Exam (OSE) Office Support Jobs OSE Test Application Instructions OSE Sample Test Questions


*primarily filled by promotion of permanent DOTD employees

Testing Requirements

In order to test, you will need to:

  1. Determine the test you need to take
  2. Apply to test
  3. Print and bring page 1 of your completed online test application to the testing site your choice (Work history and education are not required for the test application)
  4. Bring a picture ID
  5. Bring proof of your Social Security number (Photo copy of SSN Card will not be accepted)

Please note:

Calculators, calculator-watches, cell phones, beepers, PDAs, IPods or other electronic devices are NOT allowed in the testing room.

Test monitors at our Saturday test centers can NOT tell you which test you should take for specific State jobs. You are responsible for knowing which exam you want to take when you report to one of these centers.

Testing Locations

  • Baton Rouge Information and Testing Office
  • Lake Charles Saturday Testing Center
  • Opelousas Saturday Testing Center
  • New Orleans Saturday Testing Center
  • Shreveport Saturday Testing Center
  • West Monroe Saturday Testing Cnter

For a directions to a particular testing location and hours tests are administered, please review the current schedule on the Civil Service website at: http://www.civilservice.louisiana.gov/Divisions/Staffing/JobSeekers.aspx

Additional information and to find the appropriate test pertaining to particular jobs, please visit the Civil Service Testing Information.


Contact Information
Department of State Civil Service, Information and Testing Office
( 225 ) 925 - 1911