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How Do I Cancel My SAM Registration?

Canceling Your SAM Registration

If you no longer require your System for Award Management (SAM) registration or if your business circumstances have changed, you may need to cancel your registration. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to cancel your SAM registration:

1. Log into Your SAM Account:

Visit the official SAM website ( and log in to your SAM account using your username and password.

2. Access Your Entity Record:

Once logged in, navigate to the “My SAM” section or a similar option that provides access to your entity’s record.

3. Update or Modify Information:

Within your entity’s record, you’ll likely find options to update or modify your registration information. Depending on the SAM interface, this might be labeled as “Update Entity” or a similar term.

4. Indicate Cancellation:

Navigate through the registration modification process until you find an option that allows you to indicate your intention to cancel your registration. This could be a checkbox or a specific field where you can provide details about the cancellation.

5. Provide Reason (If Required):

Some SAM platforms might request you to provide a reason for canceling your registration. If prompted, provide a clear and concise explanation for your cancellation.

6. Review and Confirm:

Carefully review all the details you’ve provided, including the cancellation reason. Ensure that everything is accurate and complete.

7. Submit the Update:

Once you’re satisfied with the information, proceed to submit the update. This action will initiate the cancellation process for your SAM registration.

8. Follow Any Additional Steps:

Depending on the SAM platform’s interface, you might need to follow additional steps to confirm the cancellation or provide any necessary documentation.

9. Verify Cancellation:

After submitting the cancellation request, verify that your registration status has been updated to reflect the cancellation. You might receive a confirmation email or notification from SAM.

10. Contact SAM Help Desk (If Needed):

If you encounter any issues during the cancellation process or if you have specific questions, don’t hesitate to contact the SAM Help Desk for assistance.

Important Considerations:

  • Make sure you fully understand the implications of canceling your SAM registration, as it might impact your eligibility for government contracts and procurement opportunities.
  • If you’re uncertain about whether to cancel your registration or need guidance on the decision, consider seeking advice from professionals familiar with government contracting.


Canceling your SAM registration is a significant step that requires careful consideration. By following the proper procedures and ensuring that all details are accurately provided, you can successfully cancel your registration if it’s the appropriate course of action for your business.

Need Assistance?

Contact the FPR Help Desk through the following methods:
  • Phone: 1-866-717-5267 (toll-free)
  • Email:
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