The next opportunity to join the Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer (diplomat) will be in January-February 2017! The computer-based Foreign Service Officer exam will be offered in Lima on the afternoon of Monday, January 30 and the morning of Wednesday, February 1, 2017. The registration opens on Thursday, December 15, 2016 and closes on Wednesday, January 25, 2017.
For detailed 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 decide that the Foreign Service is the right life for you, you must first take the computer-based Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT). In order to register for the FSOT in Lima, please register for the FSOT at http://careers.state.gov/work/foreign-service/officer/test-process. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email on the first business day following submission of your registration from the test administrator (Pearson VUE) that you are eligible to schedule your test seat. The registration opens on Thursday, December 15, 2016 and closes on Wednesday, January 25, 2017.
Please do not delay in registering and scheduling your test seat! If the test seats are all filled, you will have to take the exam next time it is offered. The test is currently offered three times a year, both within the U.S. and at certain locations overseas.