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Drive uberWAV

uberWAV (wheelchair-accessible vehicle) is a ride option that helps ensure everyone in a community has access to a ride when they need one. Help your community and earn money, when you drive with uberWAV. Learn more at one of our informational sessions.

Why drive with uberWAV?

When driving with uberWAV in Washington, D.C., you'll:*

  • Keep the Uber Service Fee with uberWAV
  • Receive an additional $220 per week, when you complete 55 trips
  • Receive an additional $13 per completed uberWAV Trip
  • Receive uberX, uberXL, and uberWAV requests

Serve your community

There are 3 million people in the U.S. and Canada who use a wheelchair every day, and many don’t have access to reliable transportation. To help solve this problem, drivers can lease wheelchair-accessible vehicles to offer convenient transportation to people in their community who use wheelchairs.

Learn about helping people in wheelchairs and scooters.

How do uberWAV and uberX differ?


  • Requires vehicle capable of loading and securing passengers using wheelchairs.
  • Requires a Passenger Service and Safety (PASS) or similar certification for drivers.
  • Drivers receive uberX, uberXL, and uberWAV trips.
  • uberWAV riders require assistance and need to be strapped in, typically resulting in longer trip times.


  • Use an eligible 4-door vehicle.
  • No certification required for drivers.
  • Drivers receive uberX trips.
  • uberX riders typically require minimal or no driver assistance.

How to start driving with uberWAV


Get a wheelchair-accessible-vehicle.

In some cities, you can also use your own WAV, but most uberWAV driver-partners acquire a WAV through our partnerships with third-party companies. Learn about getting a WAV at one of our informational sessions.


Complete certification.

If you aren’t previously certified, you’ll need to take online and in-person classes on how to safely drive people who use wheelchairs.


Hit the road with uberWAV.

When your WAV and certification are in place, you’re ready to drive. Open the app, and you’ll start receiving uberX, uberXL, and uberWAV trips.

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