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Foreign Service Careers – Testing in Panama
May 4, 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 three times a year in February, June, and October.  Dates for the upcoming test are:

Registration opens                    April 25, 2022
Registration closes                    June 2, 2022
Testing Window Dates              June 4 to June 11, 2022

The Office Management Specialist (OMST) and the Information Management Specialist Test (IMST) can be taken at the USMA testing center every day throughout the year:
Office Management Specialist Test (OMST): Pearson VUE
Information Management Specialist Test (IMST): Pearson VUE

For in-person exams or online exams you can register at:

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 http://www.careers.state.gov.