Driving School Rocklin, California

Right here at Hotlen Driving School, we have taught over 60,000 students throughout the region of Rocklin since 1989. As opposed to some other driving schools in Rocklin, we're also the only school in Placer County that features brake and gas pedal on the passenger side.

Apart from teaching the proper methods of driving, our Rocklin students learn the rules of the road and learn defensive techniques. Our driving school has a unique technique helps each student to comprehend the different driving conditions they may encounter on the highway.

Our technique consists of 3-4 driving lessons that are organized, 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 staff has also been a huge aspect in assisting us build our driving school since we've opened up. And in case you prefer a male or female instructor, we are able to do this too.

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

Another important aspect is that we truly care for our Rocklin students and are passionate about teaching every single 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 teach Rocklin each student on an personal basis. Following each and every lesson, we speak with parents what their youngster needs to practice to allow them to develop the confidence to go on with the class.

Furthermore, we have a "pay as you go" plan to accommodate parents that cannot find a way to pay a one single payment. Classes are spread out in a six month period each month until they are able to take the driving test.

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Driving School Overview

• Local Rocklin 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 School

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 course was established to create a well informed and defensive minded driver. Upon completion of this course, the student will be ready to take the DMV written test for a drivers permit.

Rocklin Driving School Training

Driver training program is a "behind the wheel" instruction for persons who have a permit to drive, irrespective of age. Our course of instruction is a very comprehensive and extensive set of driving tasks that make the learning process both exciting and challenging. First time Rocklin students under 18 years of age will require three two-hour sessions over a minimum of six months.

(4) 1 1/2 hour sessions are suggested but are not required

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 require one lesson with a certified instructor prior to being allowed to use their permit. Our Rocklin 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 can be taken at the convenience of your home within Rocklin. The program is 10 lessons long. Right after each lesson you must take a test and pass up to 80%. This program is also 30 hours in total. After the completing all the chapters, you receive a certificate of completion. This certificate takes at least 3 days to be mailed to you in Rocklin. 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 phone the 800 number or make an appointment on the dmv web site. Appointments are often taken two weeks beforehand, so make an appointment early on.