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Foreign Service Careers – Testing in Panama
December 7, 2022

Exams to apply for careers in the U.S. Foreign Service are offered at the USMA-Universidad Santamaria La Antigua testing center in Panama City.

The Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) is offered in person and online three times a year/February, June, and October.  Dates for upcoming tests are:


Registration opens

December 19, 2022

Registration closes

February 2, 2023

Testing Window Dates

February 6 to February 10, 2023


The FSOT can also be taken online.  For in-person or online exams you can register at: https://home.pearsonvue.com/fsot

In addition, the USMA testing center offers The Office Management Specialist (OMST) and the Information Management Specialist Test (IMST) every weekday throughout the year:

Office Management Specialist Test (OMST):  Pearson VUE
Information Management Specialist Test (IMST):  Pearson VUE

In-person exams are offered Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the USMA test center in Panama at:

Universidad Católica Santa Maria La Antigua,
Ave. Ricardo J. Alfaro, Sede Principal, Edificio C,
arriba del Centro de Idiomas, Primer piso,
Office: C-122, 0819-08550 Panama.
Phone: 230-8274

For additional information on pursuing a career in the Foreign Service, to learn about what career track might be right for you, and to explore in detail the steps of the Foreign Service hiring process, please go to Department of State Careers.