Drivers Training Classes Grass Valley, CA

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

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

Our approach includes 3-4 driving lessons that are structured, 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 staff members continues to be a big influence in assisting us build our driving school since we've opened up. If you favor a female or male instructor, we can do that too.

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

Another fundamental factor is the fact that we truly care for our Grass Valley students and are passionate about teaching each and every 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 instruct Grass Valley each student on an personal basis. After each and every lesson, we discuss with parents what their youngster needs to practice to allow them to have the confidence to go on with the class.

We also have a "pay as you go" program to cater to parents that cannot find a way to put down a one single payment. Classes 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 that's 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 made to create a well informed and defensive oriented 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 who have a permit to drive, regardless of age. Our course of instruction is definitely a comprehensive and extensive set of driving tasks which make the learning process both exciting 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 suggested but are not required

1st - Hand over hand, moving forward, stopping, straight back-up, 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 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 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's a program that may be taken at the ease of your home in Grass Valley. This program is 10 lessons long. 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 may either call the 800 number or make an appointment on the dmv web site. Meetings are usually taken 2 weeks beforehand, so make an appointment early on.