Driving Schools Loomis, California

Here at Hotlen Driving School, we have educated over 60,000 students throughout the region of Loomis since 1989. Compared with some other driving schools in Loomis, we're also the only school in Placer County that supplies brake and gas pedal on the passenger side.

Apart from teaching the proper methods of driving, our Loomis students learn the rules of the road and learn defensive techniques. Our driving school has a distinctive technique helps every single student to understand the different driving conditions they may encounter on the highway.

Our method includes 3-4 driving lessons that are organized, 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 employees continues to be a major aspect in helping us build our driving school since we've opened our business. And if you favor a male or female instructor, we can easily do this too.

Sofia Hotlen, 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 significant aspect is the fact that we truly look after our Loomis students and are passionate 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 train Loomis each student on an individual basis. At the end of each lesson, we talk to parents what their son or daughter needs to practice to allow them to develop the self esteem to continue with the class.

We also have a "pay as you go" plan to provide parents that can't find a way to put down a one lump sum payment. Classes are spread out in a six month period each month until they are 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 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 was established to create a educated and defensive minded driver. When completed 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 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 complete and extensive set of driving tasks which make the learning process both fun 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 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 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.

What Does The Drivers Ed Online Program Involve?

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


After completing the drivers training-behind-the-wheel, you may either call the 800 number or a scheduled appointment on the dmv site. Meetings are generally taken two weeks beforehand, so a scheduled appointment early on.