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Driver requirements

Uber is a great way to be your own boss and earn great money. From a commercial license to a car, Uber can help you every step of the way.

Driver requirements details

Minimum requirements

There are a few minimum requirements to meet before you can sign up to drive with Uber:

  • Meet the minimum age to drive in your city

  • An in-state license is required

  • Have at least one year of licensed driving experience in the US (3 years if you are under 25 years old)

  • Use an eligible 4-door vehicle

Required documents

For your next step, share the following documentation:

  • A valid US driver’s license
  • Proof of residency in your city, state, or province
  • Proof of vehicle insurance if you plan to drive your own car
  • A driver profile photo - Here's how to take a valid photo.

Driver screening

After signing up, you can complete a screening online. It will review your driving record and criminal history.

Hit the road

It's easy to get started

1. Sign up in minutes

Tell us about yourself and your car. Vehicle requirements vary by region, so we’ll show you what’s needed.

2. Share required documents

We’ll need copies of your license, registration, proof of insurance, vehicle inspection and some information for a screening.

3. Get the app and go

Once you’re on the platform, simply log in to the app and start earning money.

Local vehicle requirements

In addition to the minimum requirements above, each city has its own regulations for vehicles.

Become an Uber Black Driver

    • An active limo CPNC number for your vehicle
    • A limo CPNC operator’s permit
    • An active Uber account - LA vehicle registration, Class A-D driver’s license, and commercial insurance required to activate account
    • Complete an UberBlack background check
    • You can find the complete CPNC application instructions online at the City of NO One Stop Shop:
    • The application needs to be signed and notarized. It can be found:
    • In-Person: NOLA Taxicab & For Hire Bureau, located on the 7th Floor of City Hall OR
    • Online at and then printed, submitted to the NOLA Taxicab & For Hire Bureau
    • CPNC Number Application Requirements:
    • CPNC Application (signed and notarized)
    • An Entergy bill to prove residence in the * Greater New Orleans region for at least 6 months prior to the date of the application.
    • Business plan - Sample Template:
    • Letters of commitment from at least three prospective clients
    • Applications are collected once per quarter
    • Three weeks after the application deadline there will be a hearing to determine who will be awarded CPNC numbers. Please note: zero CPNC numbers were awarded last quarter. Uber does not have visibility into how many CPNC numbers will be issued going forward.
    • If you are awarded a CPNC number at the hearing, you will be notified that you have 90 days to activate it.
  • Activating your CPNC number is a 22 step process. Here are the main pieces of documentation that need to be obtained or completed:

    • Commercial Driver’s License or Chauffeur's License
    • Limo CPNC Operator’s Permit:
    • Complete Operator’s permit application at NOLA Taxicab & For Hire Bureau
    • Background check within 1 year and drug test within 3 months
    • Submit CDL or Chauffeur’s license, MVR, proof of residency, and an Employment/Line Letter
    • Limo test (scheduled through NOLA Taxicab & For Hire Bureau)
    • Defensive Driving certificate Online class at Metro Safety: OR Victor Manning Driving School:
    • $40 issuance fee
    • Fidelity Bond
    • Commercial Insurance
    • New Orleans Occupational License
    • Vehicle Registration
    • Approved vehicle list
    • LM vehicle stickers with your CPNC number
    • LM license plates (front and back) - provided by the Office of Motor Vehicles
    • Vehicle inspection (scheduled through NOLA Taxicab & For Hire Bureau)
    • $100 activation fee
    • Occupational License:
    • Complete Occupational License Application at New Orleans Revenue Department or online at
    • Driver’s license
    • $50 License Fee
    • After you have activated your CPNC number and obtain your operator’s permit, you can go to and signup to be an UberBLACK Partner.

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