How to Set Up Your SAM.GOV Profile (2022 Update)

(1 customer review)


Format: E-course
Duration: Approx. 120 minutes
Instructors: Carroll Bernard (Govology) and Steven Koprince (Govology Legal Analyst)
Learning Credits: 2 CPEs, 2 ATCs
*This course was updated in July 2022.

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In this course, you will learn the essential elements of registration and understand the federal regulations associated with creating your SAM.GOV Vendor profile. This knowledge will help you avoid making false claims to the government, which can carry stiff penalties.

You will also learn best practices and tips to ensure your profile is optimized for the highest visibility by federal buyers and prime contractors who may be looking for vendors like you.

Finally, you will learn ways to quickly update your vendor profile either as part of the annual requirement or for other reasons such as adding a new NAICS Code, updating a point of contact, or changing your banking information.

Here Is What You Will Learn:

  • How to spot and avoid registration scams and shams
  • How to create a SAM.GOV account
  • Things you must have in place before creating your vendor profile in SAM
  • How to register your entity PROPERLY, and common mistakes to avoid
  • The contractual language behind your registration to help you avoid making false claims
  • (For small businesses) – How to populate your connected SBA profile
  • How to update your registration (required annually)


To register in SAM.GOV, you must have completed the following steps, which will also be covered in this training:

  • Registered your business entity with your state
  • Have an applicable tax identification number (Social Security or EIN)
  • Obtained a DUNS number from Dunn & Bradstreet

Target Audience: Entrepreneurs and small business owners seeking to do business with the federal government

1 review for How to Set Up Your SAM.GOV Profile (2022 Update)

  1. John Schneeberger (verified owner)

    Excellent review of Representation and Certifications section of SAM registration, an area often completed too casually by many contractors.

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