Drivers Training Classes Grass Valley, California

At Hotlen Driving School, we have trained more than 60,000 students all through the area of Grass Valley since 1989. As opposed to other driving schools within Grass Valley, we are the only school in Placer County that features brake and gas pedal on the passenger side.

Besides teaching the proper techniques of driving, our Grass Valley students learn the rules of the road and learn defensive strategies. Our driving school has a special method that helps each student to comprehend the different driving situations they can encounter on the highway.

Our method consists of 3 to 4 driving lessons that are structured, smartly designed and extremely 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 been a important influence in helping us build our driving school since we've opened up. Just in case you favor a male or female instructor, we are able to do that too.

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

Another important point is that we truly care for our Grass Valley students and are enthusiastic about teaching every student that walks into our driving school. Most of our students (60,000.00 +) have passed the written and driving test at the DMV.

We teach Grass Valley each student on an personal basis. Following each lesson, we speak with parents what their son or daughter needs to practice so that they can develop the self esteem to continue with the class.

Furthermore, we have a "pay as you go" plan to accommodate parents that cannot find a way to pay a one lump sum payment. Courses are spread out in a 6 month period each month until they're ready to take the driving test.

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Drivers Training Classes Overview

• Local Grass Valley 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 Training Classes

Driver education is a four (4:Four) day class which 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 program was established to produce a well informed and defensive oriented driver. Upon completion of this course, the student will be ready to take the DMV written test for a drivers permit.

Grass Valley Drivers Training Classes Training

Driver training program is a "behind the wheel" instruction for persons with a permit to drive, regardless of age. Our course of instruction is a very complete and thorough set of driving tasks that make the learning process both fun and challenging. First time Grass Valley students under 18 years of age need three 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 backup, 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

Brand new students need one lesson with a certified instructor before they are allowed to use their permit. Our Grass Valley 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 need 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.

What Does The Drivers Ed Online Program Involve?

It's a program that can be taken at the ease of your home within Grass Valley. The course is 10 lessons long. Following each lesson you must take a test and pass up to 80%. The 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 Grass Valley. 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.


Right after finishing the drivers training-behind-the-wheel, you may either call the 800 number or make an appointment on the dmv website. Meetings are generally taken two weeks ahead of time, so make an appointment early on.