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Message for U.S. Citizens: Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) October 2021

Message for U.S. Citizens

September 15, 2021

The Embassy is pleased to announce registration for the October 2021 Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT), which will be offered at the USMA-Universidad Santa Maria La Antigua testing center during the first and second week of October.  It is also possible to take the FSOT virtually with an online proctor. 

U.S. citizens can register directly with USMA for the in-person test, and online for the virtual FSOT at http://www.pearsonvue.com/fsot. 

The FSOT is offered three times each year in February, June, and October.  Important dates for the upcoming October 2021 test are as follows: Registration closes September 30 and the testing window dates and October 2-9. 

Contact Info of USMA-test center in Panama is: 

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  

The U.S. Embassy Website also has more information: https://pa.usembassy.gov/foreign-service-officer-test/. 

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.  If you have specific questions about the Foreign Service Officer Test, you may send an e-mail to FSOTQuestions@state.gov