Driving Schools Loomis, CA

Here at Hotlen Driving School, we've trained over 60,000 students within the area of Loomis since 1989. As opposed to other driving schools within Loomis, we are the only school in Placer County that supplies brake and gas pedal on the passenger side.

Aside from teaching the proper methods of driving, our Loomis students understand the rules of the road and learn defensive techniques. Our driving school has a distinctive technique helps each student to grasp the different driving situations they may encounter on the road.

Our method includes 3-4 driving lessons that are organized, well 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 members has been a big component in helping us build our driving school since we have opened our business. If you want a male or female instructor, we can easily do that too.

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

Another significant aspect is that we truly look after our Loomis students and are enthusiastic about teaching every 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 instruct Loomis each student on an personal basis. At the end of each and every lesson, we talk to parents what their son or daughter needs to practice to allow them to have the self esteem to go on with the class.

We also have a "pay as you go" package to provide parents that can't find a way to pay a one one time payment. Classes are spread out in a six month period on a monthly basis until they're prepared to take the driving test.

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 that 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 training program is made to produce 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.

Loomis Driving Schools 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 definitely a complete and detailed set of driving tasks which make the learning process both exciting and challenging. First time Loomis 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 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 need one lesson with a certified instructor before they are 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.

What Does The Drivers Ed Online Course Involve?

It's a program that can be taken at the convenience of your home in Loomis. The course is 10 lessons long. Following each lesson you must take a test and pass up to 80%. This 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 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.


After completing the drivers training-behind-the-wheel, you may either call the 800 number or make an appointment on the dmv web site. Appointments are often taken two weeks beforehand, so make an appointment early on.