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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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Last updated 11/2014
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  • 30 mins on-demand video
  • 1 min on-demand audio
  • 3 Articles
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  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
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
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  • Have a car 2000 or newer with a current drivers license and auto insurance with them listed as a driver.

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!

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.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 36 Lectures Collapse All 36 Lectures 33:04
Welcome to this Course!
2 Lectures 00:54

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

Preview 00:23
Introduction to Lyft
4 Lectures 06:23

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

Preview 02:40

Requirements for a Lyft Driver
4 Lectures 01:49

A list of requirements to become a Lyft Driver

Requirements to be a Lyft Driver

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

License, Car Insurance and 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.

Region Specific Compliance Information

List of Region Specific Compliance Information

List of Region Specific Compliance Information
Safety Requirements and Insurance of a Lyft Driver
7 Lectures 06:26

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

Preview 02:54

Summary of the driving record requirements to be a Lyft Driver

Driving Record Check

Summary of background check requirements.

Background Check

Vehicle Inspection

Standard for Lyft Vehicle

Lyft has a Zero Tolerance Policy on Alcohol and Drugs.

Zero Tolerance Policy

Lecture on how driver and passenger ratings work on Lyft.

Two-way Ratings

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

Safety and Insurance
5 questions
Applying to be a Lyft Driver
6 Lectures 05:44

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

Using your Facebook Profile to Sign up

Going through the Lyft application process on your smart phone.

How to Submit Your Application

What to do in the case of this error.

There was an error processing your application...

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

What do I 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.

The Lyft Recruiter
Welcome Ride with a Lyft Mentor
7 Lectures 06:16

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.

Introduction to the Welcome Ride

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

Key questions about your welcome ride

Welcome Ride with a Lyft Mentor
6 questions
After Welcome Ride
4 Lectures 02:30
You passed your Mentor Ride! Now What?

How long does it take to get approved?

Application Status

Welcome to Lyft!
Lyft Line
2 Lectures 02:30

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

Preview 01:00

Get Trained on Lyft Line
About the Instructor
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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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