UBER DRIVER REQUIREMENTS

January 1, 2018

Updated for 2018

  • The driver must be at least 21 years or older with a 1 year driving record, 3 years if under 23 years old.
  • You need a clean criminal record for the past 7 years
  • You need a clean driving record for the past 3 years for UberX and even more stringent filters apply on your driving record for Uber Black.

 

Uber driver requirements call for a clean criminal record.  Uber’s objective is to keep their passengers safe.  With that said here are the criteria used to screen All Uber drivers:

Disqualification as part of the Uber driver requirements if potential driver appears on the DOJ50-State Sex Offender Registry or the National Sex Offender Registry or on a series of databases that flag suspected terrorists.

Disqualification as part of the Uber driver requirements if within the last 7 years, he/she is found to have convictions for any of the below on their record:

 

  • DUI or other drug-related driving convictions (California Uber drivers must not have a DUI in the last 10 years)
  • Fraud
  • Reckless driving
  • Hit and runs
  • Violent crimes (assault, battery, homicide)
  • Acts of terror
  • Sexual offenses
  • A crime involving property damage
  • Felony or misdemeanor for theft (burglary, stealing, robbery, anything alike)
  • Fatal accidents
  • Resisting/evading arrest

 

In terms of the Uber driver requirements for your driving record background check. If you have any other felony disqualification if in the state in which the potential driver is currently licensed, the potential driver is found to have any of the below on the record within the past 3 years:

 

  • Driving on a suspended, revoked, or invalid license
  • Driving with suspended, revoked or invalid insurance.

 

In addition, to the above, for Uber driver requirements for UberX and UberTaxi please see the criteria below:

Disqualification if in the state in which potential driver is currently licensed, the potential driver is found to have had a total of THREE minor violations or incidents in the past THREE years:

 

  • Accidents
  • Normal speeding tickets
  • Miscellaneous driving violations (e.g., traffic violations)

 

In addition for UberBLACK:

Disqualification as part of the Uber driver requirements if in the state in which potential driver is currently licensed, the potential driver is found to have had a total of FIVE minor violations or incidents in the past FIVE years:

 

  • Accidents
  • Normal speeding tickets
  • Miscellaneous driving violations (e.g., traffic violations)

 

Note: Driving for Uber in New York City will require that you get a TLC license.  TLC stands for Taxi and Limousine Commision.  Thus you need a Taxi and limousine Commision License to be able to drive in New York City. In order to receive this license you will have to go through a series of steps including an interview.  The details can be found at this Uber Link.

For more comprehensive information on how to apply to be an Uber driver please click on this

link: Become an Uber Driver – Uber Driver Requirements.

If you are ready to sign up to become an Uber driver or Lyft driver then please click on the appropriate buttons below to get the application process started…