Drivers Training Classes Grass Valley, California

Only at Hotlen Driving School, we have educated more than 60,000 students in the area of Grass Valley since 1989. Unlike some other driving schools within Grass Valley, we are the only school in Placer County that supplies brake and gas pedal on the passenger side.

Aside from teaching the correct techniques of driving, our Grass Valley students learn the rules of the road and learn defensive techniques. Our driving school has a distinctive method that helps each and every student to understand the different driving scenarios they may encounter on the highway.

Our technique includes 3-4 driving lessons that are structured, 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 office staff has been a important aspect in assisting us build our driving school since we have opened up. If you prefer a female or male instructor, we can do this too.

Sofia Hotlen, founder and owner of Hotlen Driving School has always 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 aspect is the fact that we truly look after our Grass Valley students and are passionate 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 personal basis. By the end of each lesson, we talk to parents what their son or daughter needs to practice to allow them to have the confidence to go on with the class.

Furthermore, we have a "pay as you go" package to provide parents that cannot afford to place down a one lump sum payment. Courses are spread out in a 6 month period each month until they're able 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 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 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 course is a "behind the wheel" instruction for persons who have a permit to drive, regardless of age. Our course of instruction is a very complete and detailed set of driving tasks which make the learning process both enjoyable and challenging. First time Grass Valley students under 18 years of age will 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 Course Involve?

It is a program that may be taken at the ease of your home in Grass Valley. The course is 10 lessons long. Right after each lesson you will need to take a test and pass up to 80%. The course 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 finishing the drivers training-behind-the-wheel, you can phone the 800 number or make an appointment on the dmv web site. Meetings are generally taken 2 weeks in advance, so a scheduled appointment early on.