U.S. Embassy Managua will host the Foreign Service Officer Test on Saturday, January 28, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration opens on December 15, 2016, and closes on January 25, 2017. It is important to register and sign-up for a seat early since there are only 10 spots available for the test. To register, please go to: http://www.pearsonvue.com/fsot/. Registration is not available through the Embassy.
If you are considering the test, or if you are thinking about which of the five career tracks is best for you, you can take this quiz to give you a better idea: https://careers.state.gov/work/foreign-service/officer/career-track-quiz.
More information on the application process to become a Foreign Service Officer can be found at: http://careers.state.gov/officer. You can also purchase the official study guide at https://www.mindhub.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=FSOTSG_P. When thinking about the Foreign Service, also consider opportunities offered through the Foreign Service Specialist Program.
For further information about security in Nicaragua:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Nicaragua Country Specific Information.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler-Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua, located at Km 5 ½ C. Sur Managua, Nicaragua, at 011-505-2252-7100, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The American Citizen Services unit is also available by email during regular business hours at ACS.Managua@state.gov.
Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).