What criteria do Zūm drivers need to meet?
100% of our Zūmers have childcare experience and have stellar driving and care records.
- At least 21 years old
- At least 3 years of experience working with children
- At least 3 years of driving experience with clean driving record
- Own a 2009 or newer four door vehicle in great condition
- College education and/or experience working in a professional setting
Applicants go through a very thorough interview process (both phone and in-person interviews) covering their personality, attitude, reactions to situations and sense of purpose. We go through multiple checks, such as address history, sex offender records, driving and SSN validations for every driver applicant. All Zūmers pass National level FBI and Department of Justice background checks, DMV record and referral checks on an ongoing basis.
Vehicle inspection & Road-test
Only Zūm-approved vehicles are deployed for rides (which are at least a 2009 or newer four door vehicle in great condition). We have a strict policy to monitor regular maintenance and perform checks that proper inspections were completed. We conduct in-person road tests for every single candidate to make sure they drive safely while having your kids with them.
Only 1 out of 5 applicants are selected to become a Zūmer and they work hard to maintain the highest ratings.