Drivers Training Classes Grass Valley, California

Only at Hotlen Driving School, we have taught more than 60,000 students all over the area of Grass Valley since 1989. As opposed to other driving schools within Grass Valley, we are the only school in Placer County that presents brake and gas pedal on the passenger side.

Besides teaching the correct techniques of driving, our Grass Valley students understand the rules of the road and learn defensive strategies. Our driving school has a specific technique helps each student to grasp the different driving situations they can encounter on the road.

Our method is made up of 3-4 driving lessons that are structured, 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 continues to be a big component in helping us build our driving school since we've opened our doors. If you wish a female or male instructor, we can make this happen too.

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

Another significant factor is the fact that we truly care for our Grass Valley students and are enthusiastic about teaching every single student that walks into our driving school. Almost all of our students (60,000.00 +) have passed the written and driving test at the DMV.

We instruct Grass Valley each student on an personal basis. By the end of each lesson, we speak with parents what their son or daughter needs to practice to allow them to have the confidence to continue with the class.

Furthermore, we have a "pay as you go" package to provide parents that can't find a way to put down a one one time payment. Classes are spread out in a six month period each month until they are ready to take the driving test.

Drivers Training Classes Overview

• Local Grass Valley 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 Drivers Training Classes

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 program is made to produce a educated 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.

Grass Valley Drivers Training Classes Training

Driver training course is a "behind the wheel" instruction for persons with a permit to drive, irrespective of age. Our course of instruction is definitely a comprehensive and thorough set of driving tasks that make the learning process both exciting and challenging. First time Grass Valley students under 18 years of age will require 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

Brand new students will need one lesson with a certified instructor prior to being allowed to use their permit. Our Grass Valley 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 can be taken at the convenience of your home within Grass Valley. This program is 10 lessons long. After each lesson you must 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 Grass Valley. 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 can call the 800 number or make an appointment on the dmv website. Sessions are generally taken 2 weeks in advance, so a scheduled appointment early on.