Driving School Rocklin, California

Right here at Hotlen Driving School, we've educated over 60,000 students within the region of Rocklin since 1989. Compared with some other driving schools within Rocklin, we are the only school in Placer County that presents brake and gas pedal on the passenger side.

Aside from teaching the proper techniques of driving, our Rocklin students learn the rules of the road and learn defensive techniques. Our driving school has a special manner in which helps each and every student to grasp the different driving situations they might encounter on the road.

Our approach is made up of 3 to 4 driving lessons that are structured, 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 staff has also been a important factor in assisting us build our driving school since we've opened our business. Just in case you prefer a female or male instructor, we can easily do this too.

Sofia Hotlen, 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 fundamental aspect is the fact that we truly care for our Rocklin students and are enthusiastic about teaching each and every student that walks into our driving school. Almost all of our students (60,000.00 +) have passed the written and driving test at the DMV.

We teach Rocklin each student on an personal basis. At the end of each lesson, we discuss with parents what their youngster needs to practice to allow them to have the self esteem to carry on with the class.

We also have a "pay as you go" plan to accommodate parents that cannot manage to place down a one one time payment. Classes are spread out in a six month period on a monthly basis until they're 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 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 course was established to create a well informed and defensive oriented 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 course is a "behind the wheel" instruction for persons who have a permit to drive, regardless of age. Our course of instruction is a very complete and detailed set of driving tasks which make the learning process both fun and challenging. First time Rocklin students under 18 years of age 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

Brand new students need one lesson with a certified instructor prior to being 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.

What Does The Drivers Ed Online Course Involve?

It is a program that can be taken at the convenience of your home within Rocklin. The course 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.


After completing the drivers training-behind-the-wheel, you can either call the 800 number or make an appointment on the dmv website. Appointments are generally taken two weeks in advance, so a scheduled appointment early.