Drivers Ed Classes Roseville, CA

Right here at Hotlen Driving School, we have trained over 60,000 students within the region of Roseville since 1989. Compared with some other driving schools within Roseville, we're the only school in Placer County that provides brake and gas pedal on the passenger side.

Aside from teaching the correct methods of driving, our Roseville students learn the rules of the road and learn defensive strategies. Our driving school has a special method that helps every single student to understand the different driving conditions they can encounter on the highway.

Our method includes 3-4 driving sessions that are organized, smartly designed and very thorough. See "teen driving" for explanation of lessons.

For the past 20 years, we have operated our driving school on High Street. We are just on block away from Placer High School. We provide ample parking in the back of the building for allparents.

Our friendly staff members has also been a big aspect in helping us build our driving school since we've opened our business. And in case you wish a female or male instructor, we can do this too.

Sofia Hotlen, owner of Hotlen Driving School has always been dedicated to teaching. Ms. Hotlen retains a BA from SJSU and a MS in Human Resources Compensation Management from Sacramento State University.

Another important aspect is that we truly look after our Roseville students and are enthusiastic about teaching each student that walks into our driving school. Nearly all of our students (60,000.00 +) have passed the written and driving test at the DMV.

We instruct Roseville each student on an individual basis. By the end of each and every lesson, we speak with parents what their youngster needs to practice so they can develop the self esteem to go on with the class.

Furthermore, we have a "pay as you go" plan to provide parents that cannot manage to place down a one one time payment. Classes are spread out in a 6 month period each month until they're ready to take the driving test.

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Drivers Ed Classes Overview

• Local Roseville Driving Instructors
• Over 26 years of experience
• Driver Education
• Refresher classes for teenagers, adults and seniors
• Licensed by DMV - License No. 3889
• Days / Evenings / Weekends
• Online Courses
• Testing at DMV with our School Car.

About Drivers Ed Classes

Driver education is a four (4:Four) day class that is offered on both weekends and weekdays from 9:00am to 4pm. This class is 28 hours and meets DMV requirements. Our classroom instruction lecture, text book study, video, and written tests. Our course of study is made to produce a knowledgeable and defensive minded driver. Upon completion of this course, the student will be ready to take the DMV written test for a drivers permit.

Roseville Drivers Ed Classes Training

Driver training course is a "behind the wheel" instruction for persons with a permit to drive, irrespective of age. Our course of instruction is certainly a complete and extensive set of driving tasks that make the learning process both exciting and challenging. First time Roseville students under 18 years of age need 3 two-hour sessions over a minimum of six months.

(4) 1 1/2 hour sessions are optional

1st - Hand over hand, moving forward, stopping, straight back-up, right and left turns, right of way, turnabouts and U-turns, light traffic;

2nd & 3rd - parallel parking, lane change, defensive driving, adverse conditions, heavy traffic, freeway driving, practice test similar to DMV test

New students will need one lesson with a certified instructor prior to being allowed to use their permit. Our Roseville instructor will sign off on their permit after the first behind the wheel session, allowing them to begin practice at home with a licensed driver 25 years of age and older.


• You require a Certificate of completion from Driver Education (pink or blue)
• Original birth certificate or copy of your passport
• Social Security number
• You must be 15 l/2 or older
• $33.00 DMV test fee. No credit cards.
• Pass the DMV test within 3 attempts.

Exactly what does The Drivers Ed Online Course Involve?

It is a program that could be taken at the comfort of your home within Roseville. This program is 10 lessons long. Right after each lesson you will need to take a test and pass up to 80%. This program is also 30 hours in total. After the completion of all the chapters, you receive a certificate of completion. This certificate takes at least 3 days to be mailed to you in Roseville. Or, you can pick it up at the office as soon as you finish the program.


Yes, we offer the classroom education in the class during week days and weekends in the summer. Please call us for classroom dates.


After finishing the drivers training-behind-the-wheel, you may either phone the 800 number or make an appointment on the dmv website. Meetings are often taken two weeks ahead of time, so a scheduled appointment early.