Driving for Uber can be a fun and exciting way to make some extra money or replace a full-time job. Many people from all walks of life are signing up with this company, making a competitive wage, and meeting lots of new people. Uber has revolutionized the way people are not only earning money but the way people find dependable rides when they need one.  Applicants must meet certain requirements to become a driver. Incidentally, drivers are usually referred to as partners. To become an Uber partner, the applicant must be at least 21 years old and have at least three years of driving history. The partner must also be insured for the car they will be driving. The registration for the car must be valid. However, the partner does not have to be the owner of the vehicle. The driver must also have a Social Security number so that Uber can perform a background check and, of course, a valid driver’s license.  The background check looks at the partner’s driving record and the past seven years of the driver’s life. To get hired, the partner should not have a criminal history of any kind, no DUI or drug offenses, and no reckless driving incidents nor fatal accidents. The background check usually takes about a week.  The driver’s car must meet certain requirements, including in-state plates. The car must also have four doors, seat four people, and be newer than 2001 (in most cities.) Drivers who own luxury cars could also qualify to drive for Uber’s Black service, but additional requirements do apply.  The Uber application only takes a few minutes to complete. Uber does require that the driver’s car get inspected at a local Uber inspection station. It is possible to sign up and be driving for Uber within a few days.

Source of this article is http://drivingforuber.net/2016/02/24/background-check-driving-for-uber/