Driving School Rocklin, CA

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


In addition teaching the proper techniques of driving, our Rocklin students understand the rules of the road and learn defensive strategies. Our driving school has a unique technique helps each student to grasp the different driving conditions they might encounter on the highway.


Our technique consists of 3 to 4 driving sessions that are organized, smartly designed and quite 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 has also been a huge influence in assisting us build our driving school since we have opened up. And in case you wish a female or male instructor, we can easily do that too.


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


Another important factor is the fact that we truly care for our Rocklin students and are enthusiastic about teaching each student that walks into our driving school. Most 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. Following each lesson, we speak with parents what their son or daughter needs to practice so they can have the self esteem to continue with the class.


Furthermore, we have a "pay as you go" plan to accommodate parents that cannot find a way to place down a one lump sum payment. Classes are spread out in a six month period each month until they are prepared 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 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 program is designed to create a knowledgeable and defensive oriented driver. Upon completion of this training 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 a very complete and extensive set of driving tasks that make the learning process both exciting 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


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.


WHAT DO YOU NEED TO GET A PERMIT AT THE DMV?

• 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 Course Involve?

It's a program that can be taken at the ease of your home within Rocklin. The 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.


DOES SOFIA HOTLEN OFFERS CLASSROOM DRIVERS EDUCATION?

Yes, we offer the classroom education in the class during week days and weekends in the summer. Please call us for classroom dates.


HOW DO I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT AT THE DMV FOR MY PROVISIONAL LICENSE?

After finishing the drivers training-behind-the-wheel, you may either call the 800 number or a scheduled appointment on the dmv website. Appointments are often taken 2 weeks beforehand, so a scheduled appointment early on.