Uber requests that all drivers undergo a background check. Background checks are conducted by a third-party and then later inform Uber about acceptance or denial. For a majority of states, Uber runs a background check once a year. It is in their power to run the check whenever they like.
A driver’s criminal background must be clear of felony convictions, violent crimes, or sexual offenses. Though some non-violent felons are accepted, Uber usually makes a determination based on the nature of the crime.
While conducting a background check Uber looks into:
- Federal courthouse records
- Motor vehicle records
- National sex offender registry
- County courthouse records for every county of residence in the past 7 years
- Social security traces
- The multi-state criminal database
In addition to passing a background check, a driver must also meet the following requirements regarding their driving record:
- One year of U.S licensing history
- No DUI’s or dangerous driving charges. California residents must not have a DUI in the past 10 years
- No more than three traffic incidents in the past 3 years
- No speeding violations in the past 3 years