How to get your Massachusetts state drivers license. You will need your learners permit prior to getting your 40 hours of practice in with you guardian of 21 years or older. Our online drivers ed course or practice tests will prepare you for your learner’s permit exam. 12 hours of driver training is required by the state in preparing for your road test. Below is a list of 911 driving school located nearest to you. Upon completion of your behind the wheel practice and 12 hours driver training you will be ready to take your road test to get your license. Check with your local RMV office for all licensing requirements.