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You may download an application to apply to become a State Trooper at the Louisiana State Police Commission (LSPC) website or by using the link below.

LSPC is responsible for the application and initial Cadet test. You can find the application, along with additional information, including a Cadet test preparation manual, on their website.

If you need more information, please contact a recruiter or LSPC.

Cadet Testing

The Louisiana State Police Commission oversees the administration of exams. You can opt for online exams facilitated by ProctorU or choose to take in-person exams at LSPC's office.

In order to reserve an exam slot, it is necessary to submit an application beforehand.
For cadet testing information contact:
Debbie Givens
Phone: (225)925-4996


The entire Applicant Process can take approximately 9-12 months or longer, depending on budget issues and when the Academy Class is scheduled to begin.

If the applicant is not selected for hire, they may submit a letter to the Louisiana State Police Commission (P.O. Box 66555, Baton Rouge, LA 70896-6555), requesting that their name be placed back on the eligibility list.

The entrance examination is a pass/fail assessment.  Applicants are provided with a copy of their exam results upon completion. Upon successful completion of the written exam, applicants are informed by the State Police Commission that subsequent phases of the process will be overseen by the Office of State Police. Should an applicant not pass the written test, they may reapply by submitting a letter to the State Police Commission, requesting to be scheduled for another test date.

Following the successful completion of the entrance exam and upon scheduling of an academy class by the department, applicants receive a packet containing an Availability/Personal Data Questionnaire. This packet must be completed and returned within two weeks.
To be eligible for employment, applicants must successfully pass a Physical Condition Assessment. This assessment includes three components: push-ups, sit-ups, and a 1.5-mile run for time. Applicants are evaluated according to Cooper's Standards for Law Enforcement Personnel, which are detailed below.


Entrance Standards - Male

Activity Age 20-29 Age 30-39 Age 40-49 Age 50-59 Age 60+
1.5 Mile Run 13:16 13:46 14:34 15:58 17:38
1 Minute Sit-Up Test 36 32 27 21 17
1 Minute Push-Up Test 26 20 15 10 8

Entrance Standards - Female

Activity Age 20-29 Age 30-39 Age 40-49 Age 50-59 Age 60+
1.5 Mile Run 15:52 16:38 17:22 18:59 21:20
1 Minute Sit-Up Test 30 22 17 12 4
1 Minute Push-Up Test 13 9 7 7 7
A background investigation will be conducted of all applicants who turn in the Availability/Personal Data Questionnaire packets. While the backgrounds are being conducted, a polygraphist will contact each applicant to schedule a polygraph exam. This process can take several months to complete, depending on when an academy class is scheduled.
Applicants will receive a letter informing them of their scheduled date for appearance before an oral interview board.
Upon completion of the application process, applicant information will be assembled in a candidates' pool. This information will be reviewed for available positions by members of the selection board. Candidates will then be selected in a non-discriminatory manner.
All selected candidates will receive a letter for a Conditional Offer of Employment. If a candidate accepts the offer, he/she must sign and return the letter before a specified deadline.
Upon acceptance of the Conditional Offer of Employment, candidates are required to report for a medical exam, drug test, and psychological evaluation by a licensed, contracted physician on our staff. Another physical condition assessment will be given during this step.
After passing the medical exam, drug test, and psychological evaluation, candidates will receive a letter for a Final Offer of Employment. They will be required to sign and return the letter before a specified deadline.
All candidates who accept the Final Offer of Employment will receive information regarding the Academy reporting date and time as well as a list of required items to bring with them.


We are an equal-opportunity employer.