Drivers Training Classes Grass Valley, California

Here at Hotlen Driving School, we have taught more than 60,000 students throughout the region of Grass Valley since 1989. As opposed to other driving schools in Grass Valley, we're the only school in Placer County that supplies brake and gas pedal on the passenger side.

Besides teaching the proper methods of driving, our Grass Valley students learn the rules of the road and learn defensive techniques. Our driving school has a specific method that helps each student to comprehend the different driving situations they might face on the road.

Our technique includes 3-4 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 continues to be a important influence in assisting us build our driving school since we've opened up. Just in case you prefer a female or male instructor, we can do that too.

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

Another significant factor is that we truly care for our Grass Valley students and are enthusiastic about teaching every single 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 teach Grass Valley each student on an personal basis. By the end of each lesson, we speak with parents what their son or daughter needs to practice to allow them to have 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 place down a one lump sum payment. Courses are spread out in a 6 month period each month until they are 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 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 established to create a well informed and defensive minded driver. Upon completion 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 course is a "behind the wheel" instruction for persons who have a permit to drive, irrespective of age. Our course of instruction is a very complete and detailed set of driving tasks which make the learning process both exciting and challenging. First time Grass Valley students under 18 years of age will 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 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 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 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 Program Involve?

It is a program that could be taken at the convenience of your home in Grass Valley. The program is 10 lessons long. Following each lesson you will need to take a test and pass up to 80%. The course is also 30 hours in total. After the finishing 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 completing the drivers training-behind-the-wheel, you may either phone the 800 number or a scheduled appointment on the dmv website. Sessions are generally taken 2 weeks in advance, so make an appointment early on.