How to Become an Uber Driver in Louisville, Kentucky

Posted by: Felicia Dodge Sep 25, 2019
Updated Jan 16, 2020

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Want to try your hand at driving for Uber in Louisville. Here is what you’ll have to do before you’ll be ready to hit the road and start ridesharing.

Before you get started, you will need to look at your vehicle to see if yours fits the criteria. You must be in possession of a car younger than fifteen years old with a minimum of four doors and no cosmetic damage and zero advertising or commercial branding. Most cars fit into this criteria, so you should be ready to continue on. 

The vehicle does need to have permanent or temporary registration documentation in your name to qualify as a car for Uber. You will need to have your vehicle insured with the minimum requirements of local and state laws and regulations. Uber also has liability insurance to cover their American partners, but you have to have automobile insurance and documentation for your own vehicle. 

A two hour, online defensive driving course is required of all rideshare drivers by the state of Kentucky. The course can be completed anytime and online at your convenience. The course aims to educate drivers on preventing collisions and ensuring standardized safe driving habits from all rideshare drivers. Once you have taken and passed the course, you can upload your certificate to Uber’s app. As of June 25, 2019, no one can be an Uber driver without providing the certificate to Uber. Taking the course is easy. Visit the Online Training Center and click New Partner. You will need to pay the $15 course fee and provide the same phone number and email you use on you Uber account. You will need to make sure your username matches the name on your license. You can take the course immediately or copy the url to complete it another time. Once you take and pass the course, you can download the certificate as proof of completion.  

Kentucky also requires Uber drivers to display an Uber decal in the front windshield on the passenger’s side when the driver is online. When you are offline, the decal does not need to be displayed. You will receive the decal by mail from Uber within seven days of being cleared to drive for Uber. If you want to get started before your decal arrives, you can print a temporary decal through the Uber website.  

After you have completed these steps, all you need to do is have your vehicle inspected within thirty days, and you’ll be ready to start driving!

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     11 months ago

    I took the online course last year. Uber is telling me it expires soon and that I need to retake it. Do you know if this course has to be taken once a year?