Driving Schools Loomis, California

At Hotlen Driving School, we have educated 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 provides brake and gas pedal on the passenger side.

Apart from 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 method that helps each student to comprehend the different driving situations they can face on the highway.

Our method includes 3 to 4 driving sessions that are structured, smartly 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 office staff has also been a major factor in helping us build our driving school since we've opened our doors. And if you wish a female or male instructor, we can do that too.

Sofia Hotlen, founder and owner of Hotlen Driving School has always been devoted 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. Most 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. Following each and every lesson, we speak with parents what their son or daughter needs to practice so that they can have the confidence to go on with the class.

We also have a "pay as you go" package to accommodate parents that can't find a way to place down a one lump sum 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 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 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 course is made to create a knowledgeable and defensive minded driver. Upon completion of this training course, the student will be ready to take the DMV written test for a drivers permit.

Loomis Driving Schools Training

Driver training program is a "behind the wheel" instruction for persons with a permit to drive, irrespective of age. Our course of instruction is definitely a complete and thorough set of driving tasks which make the learning process both enjoyable and challenging. First time Loomis students under 18 years of age need 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

New students will 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.

Exactly what does The Drivers Ed Online Program Involve?

It is a program that may be taken at the comfort of your home within Loomis. The course is 10 lessons long. Following each lesson you will need to take a test and pass up to 80%. This program 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.


Right after completing the drivers training-behind-the-wheel, you can either call the 800 number or a scheduled appointment on the dmv site. Sessions are generally taken two weeks ahead of time, so make an appointment early on.