Go here http://www.arrl.org/arrlvec/examsearch.phtml
to find a testing place closest to you. The steps in getting a license are easy, study, take the test, wait for your license in the mail. I dont know about FL laws about scanning but In texas you can scan all you want with no license. I heard a storie about a guy in ny that got his scanner taken away by a cop because he didnt have a license.