The background check includes a Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) review as well as a criminal background check. 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, 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 Checkr, Inc., a third-party background check provider that is accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners.
MOTOR VEHICLE REPORT
To give rides or 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. Three years of U.S. driving experience is required to give rides if you are under 23 years old.
Your driver's license must be active and free of disqualifying restrictions. Major driving violations or a recent history of multiple minor driving violations, including but not limited to no-fault accidents, may result in disqualification.
CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK
Subject to and in accordance with state and local law, some types of criminal convictions such as murder, sexual assault, terrorism-related offenses, and other serious criminal convictions will result in disqualification if they occurred at any time in your lifetime.
Convictions for felonies, violent crimes, sexual offenses, and registered sex offender status, among other types of criminal records, are also disqualifying. Pending charges for those categories of crimes are also disqualifying, unless and until such charges are resolved in your favor.