In order to provide support in the event of an emergency—or even in a non-emergency situation—you need to have the proper training and licensing. Here are some resources to get you started:
HamStudy – https://hamstudy.org/ – Provides on-line study and smartphone applications for all levels of ham licenses and provides links to on-line testing session in the “find a Session” section.
Ham Radio Prep – https://hamradioprep.com/ – the “Technician License Course” is $25
It’s designed for beginners, contains 10 lessons, learning games, videos, study on any device, quiz generator, and a money back guarantee.
HamTestOnline – https://www.hamradiolicenseexam.com/study.jsp – Cost $24.95 for exam preparation – not testing.
Western Washington Amateur Radio Licensing Classes, Training Classes and Examination Sessions – http://n7cfo.com/amradio/hf/cls&ve.htm listing of license training and testing sessions – listing maintained by Lynn Burlingame, N7CFO