The background check includes reviewing both a Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) as well as a criminal background check. (FN1). (FN2). There is no credit check involved.
The evaluation of background checks vary from city to city and is based on a combination of criteria specified in local laws and regulations governing rideshare drivers or delivery drivers, as well as Uber’s internal safety standards. Applicable laws specifying the criteria Uber must follow when reviewing background check results vary considerably by state, so individuals might be disqualified for criminal offenses and driving history not indicated here.
Background checks are performed by Uber’s third-party background check providers Checkr, HireRight, and Samba Safety, each of which is accredited by the Professional Background Screening Association.
To give rides using the Uber app you must hold a valid U.S. driver’s license and have a minimum of one year of licensed driving experience in the U.S. if you are 25 or older, three years of driving experience is required if you are 24 and under. To make deliveries using the Uber app you must hold a valid U.S. driver’s license and have a minimum of one year of licensed driving experience in the U.S.
Your driver’s license must be active and free of disqualifying restrictions.
Subject to and in accordance with state and local law, some types of criminal convictions such as murder, sexual assault, and terrorism-related offenses will result in disqualification if they occurred at any time in your lifetime.
Convictions at any time in your lifetime for violent crimes, sexual offenses, and registered sex offender status, among other types of criminal records are also disqualifying. (FN3) Pending charges for those categories of crimes are also disqualifying, unless and until such charges are resolved in your favor.
Footnote 1: Depending on applicable regulations, laws, and practices in the city where you want to drive, this background screening may include your entire adult history, beginning at the age of 18.
Footnote 2: Not applicable in New York City. All earners are provided notice of their conditional engagement before a criminal background check is performed.
Footnote 3: Depending on applicable regulations, laws, and practices in the city where you want to drive, this background screening may include an individualized assessment that considers any evidence of rehabilitation or good character you may provide.