Foreign Service Officer’s Test

U.S. Department of State

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Your career starts by visiting our website at where you can explore who we are, what we are about, and more. In addition, you can register for the next Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) at

All registrations for the Foreign Service Officer Test must be completed online.  The link to online registration will be available at our website 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 citizens of the United States.
  • Applicants must be at least 20 years old.
  • Applicants must be available for worldwide assignment.
  • Next test at US Embassy Panama will be on February 1st, 2018 at 9:00 am.