Uber background check: The Utmost guide
Uber’s infamous background checks are probably already well known to anyone interested in working for Uber.
Media coverage of Uber has been quite intense, and several of its potential drivers ask a lot of questions.
If you want to become an Uber driver, or rent a vehicle to drive for them, you’ll have to pass a background check.
It is hard to get hired for Uber because of its stringent requirements, and many people wonder if this will impact their chances of getting hired.
The following is a thorough explanation of how background checks work, and what it takes to pass one!
What is Uber background check?
Each driver and applicant must undergo an Uber background check in order to be considered. Uber receives a background check report from a third-party company that examines public records.
Based on the results of the background screening, Uber decides whether to accept or reject your application. Uber provides a free background check.
What does Uber actually look for?
Often, Uber gets sued by its riders, drivers, or even the states in which it operates.
Considering the litigation risk of exposing a potentially dangerous individual to the public, Uber must protect itself from such liability.
Checking your background reduces that liability to a great extent.
Uber’s responsibility to keep riders and drivers safe is just as important, if not more so, than threats of litigation.
During this stage of your Uber onboarding, we will thoroughly review your DMV and criminal records.
Uber’s websites indicate that Your license must be free of any disqualifying records. These might include:
- Within the past seven years, major driving violations such as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) or reckless driving
- If you have a criminal record, it must be free of the following: A history of more than three minor moving violations in the last three years, such as speeding tickets (20 mph or more over the speed limit), or failing to obey traffic laws.
- Convictions for felonies
- Crimes involving violence
- Seven-year summary of sexual offenses
- If you have unresolved charges against you