Drivers Training Classes Grass Valley, CA

Only at Hotlen Driving School, we have taught over 60,000 students all through the area of Grass Valley since 1989. Unlike some other driving schools within Grass Valley, we're also the only school in Placer County that presents brake and gas pedal on the passenger side.

In addition teaching the proper techniques of driving, our Grass Valley students understand the rules of the road and learn defensive strategies. Our driving school has a distinctive manner in which helps each student to grasp the different driving situations they may face on the highway.

Our method is made up of 3-4 driving lessons that are organized, well designed and quite 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 has been a important influence in helping us build our driving school since we've opened our doors. And if you prefer a female or male instructor, we can do that too.

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

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

We train Grass Valley each student on an individual basis. At the end of each lesson, we discuss with parents what their son or daughter needs to practice to allow them to have the self esteem to go on with the class.

We also have a "pay as you go" program to accommodate parents that cannot manage to pay a one one time payment. Courses are spread out in a six month period each month until they are able 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 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 training program is designed to create a educated and defensive minded driver. When completed of this training 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 a very complete and thorough set of driving tasks which make the learning process both enjoyable and challenging. First time Grass Valley students under 18 years of age will require 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 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 prior to being 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.

Exactly what does The Drivers Ed Online Course Involve?

It's a program that can be taken at the ease of your home within Grass Valley. The program is 10 lessons long. After each lesson you will need to take a test and pass up to 80%. The program is also 30 hours in total. After the completing 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 completing the drivers training-behind-the-wheel, you may phone the 800 number or a scheduled appointment on the dmv web site. Appointments are often taken two weeks ahead of time, so make an appointment early on.