Driving School Rocklin, California

At Hotlen Driving School, we've educated over 60,000 students all over the region of Rocklin since 1989. Unlike some 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 appropriate techniques of driving, our Rocklin students learn the rules of the road and learn defensive techniques. Our driving school has a specific method that helps each and every student to grasp the different driving situations they can face on the road.


Our technique consists of 3 to 4 driving sessions 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 employees has also been a big component in assisting us build our driving school since we've opened our doors. If you wish a male or female instructor, we are able to do that too.


Sofia Hotlen, founder and owner of Hotlen Driving School has always been dedicated to teaching. Ms. Hotlen has 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 and every 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 instruct Rocklin each student on an personal basis. By the end of each and every lesson, we discuss with parents what their son or daughter needs to practice so that they can develop the confidence to go on with the class.


Furthermore, we have a "pay as you go" plan to accommodate parents that cannot manage to place down a one one time payment. Courses are spread out in a six month period on a monthly basis until they are ready 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 was established to produce 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, regardless of age. Our course of instruction is definitely a complete and extensive set of driving tasks which make the learning process both enjoyable 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 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


Brand new students will require 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.


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.


What Does The Drivers Ed Online Program Involve?

It's a program that may be taken at the convenience of your home within Rocklin. The course is 10 lessons long. After each lesson you must take a test and pass up to 80%. The 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.


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?

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