hey basscatcher...my dad took the online course, i had a look at it too and was surprised how well it's done.
the website: http://www.hunter-ed.com/louisiana/index.html
create an account and you can get going with the material. you do not have to do the entire set of quizzes (and the final exam) in one sitting. you can save your progress when you log-off from the website. once you complete the final exam (and pass obviously) you print out a certificate, then can schedule a field day, which is about 8 hours long. hope this helps