Driving Schools Loomis, California

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

Besides teaching the proper methods of driving, our Loomis students learn the rules of the road and learn defensive strategies. Our driving school has a specific method that helps every single student to comprehend the different driving situations they can encounter on the highway.

Our approach is made up of 3 to 4 driving lessons that are structured, well 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 been a major factor in helping us build our driving school since we have opened our business. And if you prefer a female or male instructor, we can make this happen too.

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

Another fundamental factor is the fact that we truly care for our Loomis 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 Loomis each student on an personal basis. After each and every lesson, we discuss 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" package to accommodate parents that can't manage to put down a one one time payment. Classes are spread out in a 6 month period on a monthly basis until they're ready 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 that's 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 training program is made to produce a educated and defensive minded 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 certainly a comprehensive 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 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 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 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 convenience of your home within Loomis. The program is 10 lessons long. After each lesson you will need to take a test and pass up to 80%. The course is also 30 hours in total. After the completion 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.


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