Driving School Rocklin, California

Here at Hotlen Driving School, we have taught over 60,000 students all throughout the area of Rocklin since 1989. As opposed to other driving schools in Rocklin, we are the only school in Placer County that features brake and gas pedal on the passenger side.

Apart from teaching the correct techniques of driving, our Rocklin students understand the rules of the road and learn defensive strategies. Our driving school has a unique method that helps every single student to grasp the different driving scenarios they can encounter on the road.

Our technique consists of 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 has been a big aspect in helping us build our driving school since we've opened our doors. If you favor a male or female instructor, we can do this too.

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

Another significant factor is the fact that we truly care for our Rocklin students and are enthusiastic 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 teach Rocklin each student on an individual 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" plan to accommodate parents that can't manage to place down a one one time payment. Courses are spread out in a six month period each month until they are able 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 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 course is designed to produce 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 program is a "behind the wheel" instruction for persons with a permit to drive, irrespective of age. Our course of instruction is certainly a complete and detailed set of driving tasks that make the learning process both exciting and challenging. First time Rocklin 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 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

New students 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 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's a program that could be taken at the comfort of your home within Rocklin. The program is 10 lessons long. Right after each lesson you will need to take a test and pass up to 80%. The program 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.


Right after completing the drivers training-behind-the-wheel, you may either phone the 800 number or a scheduled appointment on the dmv site. Appointments are usually taken 2 weeks ahead of time, so make an appointment early on.