Driving Schools Loomis, California

Here at Hotlen Driving School, we have trained more than 60,000 students in the region of Loomis since 1989. Unlike some other driving schools in Loomis, we are the only school in Placer County that presents brake and gas pedal on the passenger side.

In addition teaching the correct methods of driving, our Loomis students learn the rules of the road and learn defensive strategies. Our driving school has a unique manner in which helps every single student to comprehend the different driving conditions they can face on the highway.

Our technique consists of 3-4 driving sessions that are organized, 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 workers has also been a major factor in assisting us build our driving school since we've opened our doors. And if you favor a male or female instructor, we are able to make this happen too.

Sofia Hotlen, owner of Hotlen Driving School has always been devoted to teaching. Ms. Hotlen retains 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 care for our Loomis students and are passionate about teaching every single student that walks into our driving school. Nearly all of our students (60,000.00 +) have passed the written and driving test at the DMV.

We train Loomis each student on an individual basis. After each and every lesson, we speak with parents what their youngster needs to practice so that they can develop the confidence to carry on with the class.

Furthermore, we have a "pay as you go" plan to accommodate parents that cannot find a way to put down a one lump sum payment. Courses are spread out in a six month period on a monthly basis until they are prepared to take the driving test.

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Driving Schools Overview

• Local Loomis 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 Schools

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 program was established to create a knowledgeable and defensive oriented driver. Upon completion of this course, the student will be ready to take the DMV written test for a drivers permit.

Loomis Driving Schools Training

Driver training course is a "behind the wheel" instruction for persons who have 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 Loomis students under 18 years of age will need 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 Loomis 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.

Exactly what does The Drivers Ed Online Course Involve?

It is a program that can be taken at the ease of your home within Loomis. This program is 10 lessons long. After each lesson you will need to take a test and pass up to 80%. This 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 Loomis. 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 make an appointment on the dmv website. Sessions are generally taken 2 weeks ahead of time, so a scheduled appointment early.