Foreign Service Officer Test 2018

U.S. Department of State

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can register for the next Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) at

All registrations for the Foreign Service Officer Test must be completed online and the registration package must be submitted at least 72 hours prior to the opening of the window.  The test will be offered quarterly, each year, and registration for the FSOT will be open on a continuous basis.

Applicants Must Be

  • Applicants must be citizens of The United States.
  • Applicants must be at least 20 years old and no older than 59 years of age on the day the candidate submits the registration.
  • Applicants must be at least 21 years old and not yet 60 on the day the candidate is appointed as a Foreign Service Officer.
  • Applicants Available for worldwide assignments, including Washington, D.C.

Next test at US Embassy Panama will be on October 2, 2018 at 9:00 am.