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Vehicle & Document requirements

Cincinnati

Does your vehicle qualify to drive with Uber? Most four-door cars do, but requirements vary by vehicle option. See if your vehicle qualifies and find out what documents you need to hit the road!

Minimum requirements

Vehicle

  • 15-year-old vehicle or newer
  • 4-door vehicle
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.

Insurance

All partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners. Learn about vehicle insurance here.

Kentucky defensive driving course (optional)

If you wish to drive in Kentucky, including CVG Airport, you are required by Kentucky regulations to take a driver safety training course each year. This 2-hour course can be completed online at any time, and will center around collision prevention and safe driving habits.

How to take the Kentucky defensive driving course

  • Visit the Online Training Center and click 'New Partners' to get started
  • Complete the checkout process (the course has a $15 fee), and make sure to enter the email address and phone number associated with your Uber account
  • On the order confirmation page, verify that the user name matches your official name listed on your license
  • After you complete your purchase, either start your training immediately, or copy the web address in the confirmation screen to complete later
  • After you complete the training with a passing score, download the certificate to your computer and upload to your Uber account

This course is not required to drive in Cincinnati.

Take the course.

Driver's license

Your US driver's license must not be expired and you will need to indicate that you have had a US license for at least one year (three years if you are 21 or 22).

If you have been issued a new driver's license from the state of Ohio in the past year, please follow the instructions below:

  • Upload a photo of your old driver's license to Checkr to complete your background check
  • If you do not have a copy of your old license, click the link below and download Form 1173 to request your driving history from the Ohio BMV. Once you receive the records, please upload it to Checkr to complete your background check

Note: A driving abstract from the Ohio BMV will not satisfy the history requirement for the background check, this can only be done by an old license or the instructions below.

Vehicle options in Cincinnati

UberX

Most newer cars qualify to drive with UberX, the most popular vehicle option for riders.

Additional requirements

  • 4-door vehicle with independently opening passenger doors
  • Have 5 factory-installed seats and seat belts
  • Working windows and air conditioning
  • No vans, box trucks, or similar vehicles
  • No taxi cabs, government cars, or other marked vehicles
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  • No aftermarket seating modifications, such as installed seats, seat belts, or BedRyder systems

UberXL

Seat extra passengers—and earn higher fares—with your high-capacity vehicle.

Additional requirements

  • 4-door vehicle with independently opening passenger doors
  • Have 7 factory-installed seats and seat belts
  • Working windows and air conditioning
  • No vans, box trucks, or similar vehicles
  • No taxi cabs, government cars, or other marked vehicles
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  • No aftermarket seating modifications, such as installed seats, seat belts, or BedRyder systems

Select

Mid-tier luxury sedans command higher fares. See our list of eligible vehicle models.

Driver requirements

  • Rating of 4.75 or higher
  • Minimum of 30 completed trips

Additional requirements

  • Model year 2010 or newer
  • Seat at least 4 passengers in addition to the driver
  • Working windows and air conditioning
  • No full-sized vans or trucks
  • No taxi cabs, government cars, or other marked vehicles
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles

Even if all of the above criteria is met, the Uber Operations Team reserves the right to disallow participation in the Select class as seen fit.

At this time, Uber is not accepting new Select vehicles in Cincinnati.

Black

Offer luxury rides in the original Uber black car service. White gloves optional.

Additional requirements

  • Keep a star rating of 4.85 or higher
  • 5-year-old vehicle or newer
  • Commercial insurance
  • Under 200,000 miles
  • Excellent mechanical condition
  • Black exterior in excellent condition
  • Black leather interior with no tears
  • Seats for at least 4 riders in addition to the driver and accommodate luggage

Comfort

Comfort was designed to maximize possibilities on the Uber platform.

Additional requirements:

  • Maintain eligibility on a different Uber option such as UberX, Select, UberXL, Uber Black, or Uber Black SUV
  • Have a minimum star rating of 4.85 based on at least 250 trips
  • Drive a vehicle with more legroom than smaller, compact cars eligible for UberX and that meet the minimum vehicle year requirement

Uber delivery services

Find more ways to earn. Drivers 19 years of age and older may qualify for delivery services, like UberEATS.

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