Lyft: How to Become a Driver & Use Your Car for Business

A course on how Lyft works, requirements for a Lyft Driver, how to apply, and to pass your welcome ride with a Mentor.
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  • Lectures 36
  • Length 33 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 11/2014 English

Course Description

This course is to teach new drivers how to apply to Lyft. It will cover these basic areas:

  • Introduction to Lyft and how it works
  • Requirements for a Lyft Driver
  • Safety Requirements and Insurance of a Lyft Driver
  • How to apply to be a Lyft Driver
  • Welcome ride with your mentor
  • After welcome ride instructions

It will include audio and video content to help guide a new applicant through the entire process and to inform them of all the steps before they sign up or to clear up any questions they may have about the process.

It is approximately 30 minutes long and you can choose to go to certain sections that you are interested in. It is best to go through the entire course to learn everything about Lyft before you start.

Once you finish all these steps, you will be approved to drive on Lyft and start earning money with your personal car!

What are the requirements?

  • Have a car 2000 or newer with a current drivers license and auto insurance with them listed as a driver.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Start driving on Lyft
  • Become more familiar with Lyft and its policies
  • Resolve any Lyft driver application issue.
  • Pass your welcome ride with a Lyft Mentor
  • Make $30/hr with your own car on Lyft

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is for new drivers that want to apply to drive for Lyft. If you are already a Lyft Driver, this course may not help you.
  • This course is for those who are not familiar with Lyft and want to learn more about it and also how to apply to be a driver.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Welcome to this Course!
Introduction to this course

A section on how to be eligible for a new driver bonus. Without this step, you may not get a new driver bonus.

Section 2: Introduction to Lyft
What is Lyft?

Get to know more about why Lyft is changing the community around you.

Lyft in 60 Cities
Why Sign Up for Lyft
Section 3: Requirements for a Lyft Driver

A list of requirements to become a Lyft Driver


Information on the requirements for driver's license, car insurance and vehicle registration


There may be some special requirements and process to be a Lyft driver in select markets, such as in Chicago, New York City or California.


List of Region Specific Compliance Information

Section 4: Safety Requirements and Insurance of a Lyft Driver

This lecture fully reviews Lyft's commercial liability insurance when you are driving on Lyft. It will note any gaps in insurance.


Summary of the driving record requirements to be a Lyft Driver


Summary of background check requirements.

Vehicle Inspection
Standard for Lyft Vehicle

Lyft has a Zero Tolerance Policy on Alcohol and Drugs.


Lecture on how driver and passenger ratings work on Lyft.

5 questions

A quiz on critical elements of the safety and insurance policy.

Section 5: Applying to be a Lyft Driver

How to sign up to drive on Lyft via your Facebook profile.


Going through the Lyft application process on your smart phone.


What to do in the case of this error.


What do you do if it says "You have failed the DMV Check"?

After the Lyft Application

After your Lyft application, you may be contacted by a Lyft Recruiter.

Section 6: Welcome Ride with a Lyft Mentor

Every driver needs to go through a mentor ride with a mentor unless you are a founding driver. This is where an experience Lyft driver evaluates your car and your driving and see if you meet the requirements.

Prep Your Car
Bring the necessary documents to the Welcome Ride
Lyft Coverage Area and Times for a Welcome Ride
Drive to Your Mentor
Mentor Evaluation
Why you failed your Welcome Ride with a Mentor
6 questions

Key questions about your welcome ride

Section 7: After Welcome Ride
You passed your Mentor Ride! Now What?
How long does it take to get approved?
Application Status
Welcome to Lyft!
Section 8: Lyft Line

Learn Lyft's shared ride option where you pick up more than one set of passengers going to the same destination.

Get Trained on Lyft Line

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Instructor Biography

Rideshare Dashboard, An Uber Driver and Lyft Driver, Mentor and Recruiter

I started driving for Lyft and Uber for more than a year. I signed up for Lyft first and went through my mentor ride and started driving. My mentor didn't do much coaching so I had to learn a lot about Lyft on my own, aside with how the application work. After driving for a few weeks full time, I started driving on Uber as well. When I signed up for Uber, I did that for about two weeks full time trying to learn everything I can about Uber. After a few hundred trips between the two services within six weeks, I learned a lot about both services and how to navigate each service to maximize my earnings and also to get a high rating.

After about two months, I was invited to be a Lyft Mentor. Unfortunately, there was almost no training on how to be a Lyft Mentor so I jumped in head first into this role and learned on my own how to best mentor new drivers. I used a lot of the experience as a Lyft driver to coach new Lyft drivers how to get started and become awesome Lyft Drivers themselves. A good number of my mentees are now Lyft Mentors and I coached a few Lyft Mentors through their first few Mentor sessions.

I now use my knowledge and time to educate new and existing drivers about how to become great drivers as I have been through it all and have mentored and coach many other drivers to great driver ratings. I also developed a website to update drivers of the current policies and changes to each service to maximize their income and improve their driver ratings.

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