How to get your North Carolina state drivers license. You will need your learners permit prior to getting your 60 hours of practice in with you guardian of 21 years or older. Use our online drivers ed course or practice tests to prepare you for your knowledge test. Driver training is not required but very helpful in preparing for your driving skills 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 skills test and get your license. Check with your local DMV office for all licensing requirements.