Driving School Rocklin, California

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

Apart from teaching the proper techniques of driving, our Rocklin students understand the rules of the road and learn defensive techniques. Our driving school has a special method that helps every single student to understand the different driving conditions they might encounter on the road.

Our method includes 3-4 driving sessions that are organized, smartly designed and very 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 huge factor in assisting us build our driving school since we've opened our business. Just in case you favor a female or male instructor, we can do this too.

Sofia Hotlen, owner 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 significant point is the fact that we truly look after our Rocklin students and are passionate about teaching every single 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 teach Rocklin each student on an personal basis. After each and every lesson, we discuss with parents what their youngster needs to practice so they can develop the self esteem to continue with the class.

We also have a "pay as you go" program to accommodate parents that cannot find a way to place down a one single payment. Classes are spread out in a 6 month period on a monthly basis until they're 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 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 course of study is made to create a knowledgeable 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 certainly a complete and thorough set of driving tasks that make the learning process both enjoyable and challenging. First time Rocklin students under 18 years of age will require 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 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 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 may be taken at the comfort of your home within Rocklin. This program is 10 lessons long. After each lesson you must take a test and pass up to 80%. The course 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.


After finishing the drivers training-behind-the-wheel, you can either phone the 800 number or make an appointment on the dmv site. Appointments are generally taken 2 weeks beforehand, so make an appointment early.