How to get your Missouri state drivers license. You will need your instruction permit prior to getting your 40 hours of practice in with you guardian of 25 years or older. Use our online drivers ed course or practice tests to prepare you for your written test. Driver training is not required but very helpful in preparing for your driving test. Check below for a 911 driving school location nearest to you. Once you complete your behind the wheel practice and driver training you will be ready to take your driving test and get your license. Check with your local MSHP office for all licensing requirements.