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CCR Requirements

Central Contractor Registration (CCR) is the primary registrant database for the U.S. federal government. Only entities registered in CCR are eligible to be awarded contracts by the federal government.

Registrants are required to complete a one-time registration to provide basic information relevant to procurement and financial transactions. Registrants must update or renew their registration at least once per year to maintain an active status. In addition, entities (private non-profits, educational organizations, state and regional agencies, etc.) that apply for assistance awards from the federal government through must also register with CCR.

CCR validates the registrant information and electronically shares the secure and encrypted data with the federal agencies finance offices to facilitate paperless payments through electronic funds transfer (EFT). Additionally, CCR shares the data with federal government procurement and electronic business systems.

Please note that any information provided in your registration may be shared with authorized federal government offices. However, registration does not guarantee business with the federal government.

Numbers and Codes

A variety of numbers and codes are required before you can be registered in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database. They include:




From Opening Doors: Small Business Opportunities in Federal Government Contracting, U.S. Small Business Administration.