I have heard everyone say and I echo that you should take the Mod you are most comfortable with within 2 weeks of completing the EDFMTC. The schedule another 2 weeks later and the final 2 weeks after that. My supervisor recommends that I go to the PDI to gain more exposure and attend my final 2 Mods during that week. This is because I have very little FM experience.
As far as location, my understanding is every Pearson vue location can administer the test and sometime the a test is provided at the EDFMTC, this is only rumor to me I have not seen a test provided there. I would recommend that you take a Mod test within 2 weeks. If you are going to be TDY, look up Pearson vue locations there.
I work on Fort Leavenworth and took the exam at a Pearson vue in South Kansas City. I scheduled it a week in advance but there were some testing time available the following day.
Good luck. The EDFMTC is a great course.
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