Interested in becoming a Foreign Service Officer? Register for the Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT)
REGISTER & SELECT A SEAT FOR TESTING
U.S. Citizens who are interested in taking the Foreign Service Officer Test should visit www.pearsonvue.com/fsot to get information on the exam, register for the test and select a seat. The website also has information on many different career opportunities with the Department of State.
Applicants will start by filling out a registration package that consists of an application form and a set of personal narrative questions that, taken together, provide information about your experience and qualifications.
Applicants will need approximately three hours to complete the registration package.
There is a $5 sitting fee for the FSOT. This fee is fully refunded to the candidate one to three weeks after the testing event. However, should a candidate fail to appear for the FSOT and/or not cancel a previously-scheduled appointment 48 hours prior to the appointment, the candidate will be assessed a $72 no-show fee. If you have questions about this notice you may direct them to FSOTQuestions@state.gov.
For the February 2017 FSOT the registration period opens on August 23, 2017 and closes on September 27, 2017.
Testing will be held at the on October 5, 2017 at 2:00 pm and October 6, 2017 at 8:00 am at Complexo JAT 3, Rua 1231 No. 41, Maputo, Mozambique.
The updated list of other embassies/consulates offering the 2017 FSOT is available at https://careers.state.gov/
The FSOT is offered at both domestic and overseas locations in February, June, and October each year.
To learn more about the process of becoming a Foreign Service Officer, click here: http://careers.state.gov/work/foreign-service/officer/test-process