How to get your Rhode Island state drivers license. You will need your instruction permit prior to getting your license. Use our online drivers ed course or practice tests to prepare you for your computerized test. Practice, practice, practice, you can never have enough driving practice with your guardian. Driver training is not required but very helpful in preparing for your driving test as well. 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 DMV office for all licensing requirements.