Amazon recently launched a new delivery service called Amazon Flex. The program allows individuals to sign up to deliver packages from Amazon warehouses to customers throughout their local area. You can think of it as something similar to Uber, but for delivery drivers instead of rideshare drivers.
If you’re interested in becoming an Amazon Flex driver, you should know that there is some important information to know about the background check process before getting started. Read on for more details about the Amazon Flex background check process and what you need to do in order to become an Amazon Flex driver.
Does Amazon Flex Do Background Checks?
Yes. Amazon Flex does require drivers to go through a background check. Amazon will use the information on your background check to decide whether or not you’re a good fit to drive with them.
A very common misconception is that the Amazon Flex background check is the same as the Amazon Delivery Driver Background Check. But these are two separate things. To sign up to become an Amazon Flex driver, you’ll need to pass an Amazon Flex background check. If you would like to become an Amazon Delivery Driver, you’ll need to go through an additional background check process.
What is the Amazon Flex Background Check Process?
To sign up to become an Amazon Flex driver, you’ll need to pass an Amazon Flex background check. The background check process is rigorous, so make sure you’re prepared!
After you sign up, you’ll be given an access code. You’ll then need to complete a background check authorization form online. You’ll provide some personal information and upload some documents to help Amazon verify it. After submitting your background check paperwork online, Amazon will let you know when your background check is scheduled. You’ll need to visit a nearby Authorized Third Party Screening Location to complete the background check in person.
What Does an Amazon Flex Background Check Look For?
The Amazon Flex Background Check will look into your driving record, criminal record, and identity. They will also ask you for your work history and personal references to help verify your information.
The main identity items Amazon will look for are your social security number and what other information is on your government-issued ID. They’ll also want to make sure the information on your background check matches up with the information on your government-issued ID.
Amazon will pull your credit report as part of the background check process. Make sure you pull your credit report and review it before applying to make sure there are no errors. You don’t want to risk missing out on the job because of a small credit mistake that could be easily corrected. If you see any errors, you’ll want to report them as soon as possible so that they get fixed. Amazon will also look at your credit score as part of the background check process. While you can’t do much to influence your credit score before applying to drive with Amazon, you can make sure your credit report is accurate by checking it for errors.
Motor Vehicle Report & Driver’s License Check
Amazon will look for any vehicle issues on your motor vehicle report. They’ll also want to make sure that your driver’s license is valid and listed under the correct name. They’ll also check to see if you have any outstanding driver’s license suspensions. They may also conduct an additional background check on your driver’s license to see if it has been reported lost or stolen.
The exact process can vary slightly from person to person, but these are the main things you can expect. The main driving record items Amazon will look for are any accidents or moving violations on your driving record. They’ll also want to make sure you have a valid driver’s license and that your vehicle is safe to drive.
The main criminal record items Amazon will look for are arrests and convictions for any serious driving offenses, drug charges, and violent crimes.
Amazon will check the national sex offender registry to see if you’ve ever been convicted of a sex crime. If you have, you may not be eligible to drive for Amazon.
How to Pass the Amazon Flex Background Check?
In order to pass the Amazon Flex Background Check, you’ll first need to make sure you’re able to provide confirmation of the following items before applying:
The best way to do this is to get your documents together as soon as you decide to apply. To pass the Amazon Flex background check, applicants must first complete a self-background check through the Amazon Flex app. After passing the self-background check, applicants will be prompted to complete an official background check through a third-party provider, which will include a review of criminal history, motor vehicle records, and identity verification. Once the third-party background check is cleared, applicants will be able to start delivering for Amazon Flex.
Once you have confirmation of the items above, you can visit the Amazon Flex website and click “Start Now” to begin the application process. While applying, you’ll provide information about yourself and upload your documents. Make sure you have everything you need before starting!
Hopefully, you now have a better understanding of the Amazon Flex background check process. If you’re interested in making some extra money by signing up to become an Amazon Flex driver, the background check process is something you’ll want to prepare for beforehand. By confirming your documents and getting your identity information together before applying, you can help speed up the background check process and make sure you get accepted as soon as possible.