Driving School Rocklin, California

Here at Hotlen Driving School, we have trained more than 60,000 students within the area of Rocklin since 1989. Compared with other driving schools within Rocklin, we're the only school in Placer County that presents brake and gas pedal on the passenger side.

Apart from teaching the correct methods of driving, our Rocklin students understand the rules of the road and learn defensive strategies. Our driving school has a unique manner in which helps every single student to understand the different driving conditions they may encounter on the highway.

Our technique consists of 3-4 driving sessions that are organized, well 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 workers has been a major influence in helping us build our driving school since we have opened our business. And in case you wish 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 has a BA from SJSU and a MS in Human Resources Compensation Management from Sacramento State University.

Another significant aspect is that we truly care for our Rocklin students and are passionate about teaching each and every student that walks into our driving school. The vast majority of our students (60,000.00 +) have passed the written and driving test at the DMV.

We instruct Rocklin each student on an personal basis. At the end of each and every lesson, we talk to parents what their son or daughter needs to practice so that they can have the self esteem to carry on with the class.

We also have a "pay as you go" plan to cater to parents that can't manage to put down a one one time payment. Classes are spread out in a six month period on a monthly basis until they're prepared to take the driving test.

Driving School Overview

• Local Rocklin 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 Driving School

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 training program is made to produce a well informed and defensive minded driver. Upon completion of this course, the student will be ready to take the DMV written test for a drivers permit.

Rocklin Driving School Training

Driver training program is a "behind the wheel" instruction for persons with a permit to drive, regardless of age. Our course of instruction is definitely a comprehensive and thorough set of driving tasks that make the learning process both fun and challenging. First time Rocklin students under 18 years of age need three 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 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 Rocklin 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 Course Involve?

It is a program that could be taken at the convenience of your home within Rocklin. This 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 Rocklin. 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 finishing the drivers training-behind-the-wheel, you can either call the 800 number or make an appointment on the dmv site. Appointments are often taken two weeks ahead of time, so a scheduled appointment early.