Driving School Rocklin, California

At Hotlen Driving School, we've trained more than 60,000 students all through the region of Rocklin since 1989. Unlike other driving schools in Rocklin, we're also the only school in Placer County that presents brake and gas pedal on the passenger side.

In addition teaching the correct techniques of driving, our Rocklin students understand the rules of the road and learn defensive strategies. Our driving school has a distinctive technique helps each and every student to grasp the different driving conditions they may face on the highway.

Our approach is made up of 3 to 4 driving sessions that are organized, 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 workers continues to be a big component in helping us build our driving school since we have opened up. And in case you prefer a male or female instructor, we can easily make this happen too.

Sofia Hotlen, founder of Hotlen Driving School has long been devoted to teaching. Ms. Hotlen has 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 care for our Rocklin students and are passionate about teaching every single 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 Rocklin each student on an individual basis. At the end of each and every lesson, we talk to parents what their youngster needs to practice so that they can develop the confidence to carry on with the class.

Furthermore, we have a "pay as you go" plan to accommodate parents that can't find a way to put down a one single payment. Classes are spread out in a six month period on a monthly basis until they are able to take the driving test.

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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 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 program is made to create a well informed and defensive oriented driver. When completed of this course, the student will be ready to take the DMV written test for a drivers permit.

Rocklin Driving School Training

Driver training course is a "behind the wheel" instruction for persons with a permit to drive, irrespective of age. Our course of instruction is definitely a comprehensive and extensive set of driving tasks which make the learning process both fun and challenging. First time Rocklin 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 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 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 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's a program that may be taken at the convenience of your home in Rocklin. The course is 10 lessons long. Following each lesson you will need to take a test and pass up to 80%. This 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 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.


Right after finishing the drivers training-behind-the-wheel, you may either call the 800 number or a scheduled appointment on the dmv website. Meetings are generally taken two weeks ahead of time, so make an appointment early.