Probably the best way is to find a local amateur radio operators club and contact them... see if they offer courses and licensing. The test needs to be administered by an approved tester, who then submits your results. (atleast that's how it's done here in Canada).
We had a group of people get together on a weekend, spent saturday/sunday reviewing the basics, asking questions, going through the sample test generator (something that Industry Canada provides people to help study for the Canadian test), and on Sunday afternoon a tester came in and administered the test. Bunch of multiple choice questions. Not really that hard if you understand the concepts.
The test up here is 100 multiple choice questions... 10 categories. The sample test generator has 1000 questions... 100 possible questions per category. If you've got a really good memory, you just keep taking the sample test till you can get the majority of them correct.