The exam to apply for careers in the U.S. Foreign Service is 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. Important dates for the upcoming tests are:
Registration opens: August 22, 2023
Registration closes: September 28, 2023
Testing Window Dates: October 2-6, 2023
The FSOT can also be taken online. To register for in-person or online exams go to: 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:
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.
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 FSOT Selection Process and Department of State Careers.