You must have a high school diploma or equivalent, including homeschooling projects.
You must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid Louisiana driver's license.
You must submit to an interview.
You must pass a physical and a drug screen.
As of August 1, 2020 the Office of State Examiner is now responsible for calling for, accepting applications, administering and maintaining the eligibility list for Entry Level Firefighter Exam. The Office of State Examiner will post for a period of 10 days for each monthly exam.
No, these exams can be taken as often as they are given.
If you have claimed veterans’ preference on your application for admission to the test, you may have 5 veterans’ points added to your passing score for the entrance classes only. Five-point veterans' preference is available to former military personnel who were discharged under honorable conditions from active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces during a war, or in a peacetime campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized. More information can be found in the OPRCS Board Manual on the Office of State Examiner website.
Tests are given once a month in various locations around the state. You can find the test dates on the Office of State Examiner website.