Unique Entity ID Webinar: Register Now for August 9th Webinar | Compendium

If you are about to register for the first time in SAM.gov, about to begin renewing your SAM.gov registration, or even only trying to get a Unique Entity ID (the identifier that replaced the DUNS number in April 2022) for the first time, you will need to validate your entity as part of the process.  GSA is hosting a series of events to share information about the validation process, how it has changed and the improvements we’re making to the current experience.

You can register here for an online session happening on August 9, 2022 at 1:00 PM EDT that will cover the new entity validation process, review requirements for documentation, and address frequently asked questions for those about to begin the process.

This August 9 session is focused on assisting entities that are new to the registration process or getting a Unique Entity ID for the first time.

The August 9 session will cover topics such as:

  • What is entity validation?
  • How does entity validation work in SAM.gov?
  • What documentation is required and accepted, and what isn’t?
  • What do I do next after my entity is validated?
  • Where do I get help?

If you’re already in the validation process, we held a separate session on August 3 at 1:00 PM that is better suited for you.  We will make a recording of that session available online soon.  We will do the same after the August 9 session as well.

Both of these training sessions will cover the entity validation process phase of SAM.gov registration and what to do if it doesn’t go as planned, depending on where you are in the process.

Register now and join GSA’s Integrated Award Environment (IAE) for an online webinar on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. EDT to learn more about validating your entity in SAM.gov.

Space is limited for this presentation. However, we will make a recording of the event available online for all to watch.  We also may hold additional events in September, based on need.

We hope to see you there!

Live closed captioning of the event will be available.  If you are a member of the press, send an RSVP to press@GSA.gov after you register at the link above.

Please note: you may listen to the entire event through your computer audio; you are not required to dial into any conference line. All communication during the program is through the written question and answer log only.


The validation process is a critical piece of the federal awards ecosystem. It prevents improper payments, procurement fraud, and helps ensure the integrity of government contracts and grants processes, representing trillions of dollars in taxpayer funds each year.

An Entity Validation Service independently verifies the uniqueness of an entity. This is required to get a Unique Entity ID or to register in SAM.gov. SAM.gov verifies that there is no existing registration for the legal business name and physical address as part of this validation process.

If you are in the validation process now and have submitted a validation service ticket through SAM.gov, we will communicate with you through that ticket only.