In order to become an amateur radio operator, you must pass the basic examination with a mark of 70% or greater. It is recommended that you read RBR-4: Standards for the operation of radio stations in the Amateur Radio Service, RIC-3: Information on the Amateur Radio Service, and RIC-9: Call sign policy and special event prefixes before taking the examination. You will also find on this website the Amateur radio exam generator, which is a learning tool for prospective Amateurs and accredited examiners. In order to take the exam, you must contact an accredited examiner in your area. Contact information can be found on the Accredited examiners page.
The HAM Radio Basic Training, Self Study Complete with Quizzes to test your understanding.