Did you know that here in Charleston SC there are ham radio licensing tests (VE testing) administered on a regular basis? That makes it pretty easy to get your amateur radio license once you're ready.
In addition to the regular VE testing sessions, both groups will conduct classes followed by testing if there's sufficient interest. Just contact them to make arrangements.
So, once you're finished studying, just head on over to the next VE testing session, show your IDs, pay the fee, take the test and walk out with your new/upgraded amateur radio license!