Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT)

U.S. Embassy Cotonou will host the Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) on the following date and time:

Testing window dates: October 1 – October 2, 2022

Test Location: The American Center (Library), U.S. Embassy Cotonou, Benin.  You will be escorted to the testing site from the main entrance if you do not have compound access.

Registration opens: August 22, 2022

Registration Closes: September 29, 2022

  • Eligibility Requirements: To be eligible to take the FSOT, the U.S. Department of State requires that each candidate be:
  • A U.S. citizen on the date the candidate submits the registration package;
  • At least 20 years old and no older than 59 years of old on the day the candidate submits the registration;
  • Available for worldwide assignments, including Washington, DC.

Candidates who wish to find more information and/or register can go to To register, please click “Register for the FSOT” under Step 2 in the link.