Drivers Training Classes Grass Valley, CA

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

Aside from teaching the appropriate techniques of driving, our Grass Valley students learn the rules of the road and learn defensive strategies. Our driving school has a unique manner in which helps each student to grasp the different driving scenarios they might face on the highway.

Our technique consists of 3 to 4 driving lessons that are organized, well 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 workers has also been a huge factor in helping us build our driving school since we've opened our business. And in case you wish a male or female instructor, we can easily do this too.

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

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

We instruct Grass Valley each student on an individual basis. At the end of each lesson, we discuss with parents what their youngster needs to practice so they can develop the confidence to continue with the class.

Furthermore, we have a "pay as you go" program to provide parents that cannot find a way to put down a one one time payment. Courses are spread out in a six month period each month until they are prepared to take the driving test.

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 that's 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 was created 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, irrespective of age. Our course of instruction is certainly a complete and thorough set of driving tasks which make the learning process both exciting 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

New students will require 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 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.

What Does The Drivers Ed Online Program Involve?

It is a program that can be taken at the comfort of your home in Grass Valley. This program is 10 lessons long. After each lesson you must take a test and pass up to 80%. The course 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.


After completing the drivers training-behind-the-wheel, you may call the 800 number or make an appointment on the dmv website. Appointments are generally taken 2 weeks beforehand, so make an appointment early.