Drivers Training Classes Grass Valley, CA

Right here at Hotlen Driving School, we have trained over 60,000 students throughout the area of Grass Valley since 1989. Unlike other driving schools in Grass Valley, we're also the only school in Placer County that provides brake and gas pedal on the passenger side.

Besides teaching the proper techniques of driving, our Grass Valley students learn the rules of the road and learn defensive techniques. Our driving school has a specific manner in which helps each and every student to comprehend the different driving conditions they might face on the road.

Our method is made up of 3-4 driving sessions that are structured, well designed and extremely 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 also been a big aspect in assisting us build our driving school since we have opened up. And in case you wish a male or female instructor, we are able to do that too.

Sofia Hotlen, owner & founder of Hotlen Driving School has long 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 factor is that we truly look after our Grass Valley students and are enthusiastic about teaching every student that walks into our driving school. Nearly 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 individual basis. Following each and every lesson, we discuss with parents what their son or daughter needs to practice so that they can develop the confidence to continue with the class.

We also have a "pay as you go" package to provide parents that cannot afford to pay a one one time payment. Courses are spread out in a six month period on a monthly basis until they are able to take the driving test.

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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 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 was established 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.

Grass Valley Drivers Training Classes 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 extensive set of driving tasks that make the learning process both fun and challenging. First time Grass Valley 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 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 need one lesson with a certified instructor before they are 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 may be taken at the comfort of your home in Grass Valley. The program is 10 lessons long. After 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 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.


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