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Sorry for not replying to your post sooner, my PS browsing habits are spotty lately.
I'm a ADF member, have been for a year, so I might be able to answer your questions.
This link might help you out.
Every new member gets the dedicant manual. Which is a well written resource for new members.
It teaches you pretty much everything you need to know to complete the Dedicant path.
There is a weekly online class taught by one of the senior druids that helps people along the Dedicant path, if you work better in that kind of a setting.
There are different levels within the ADF.
Basic Membership. The first level, requires nothing more than applying and paying the dues.
Dedicant. Second level. Takes a year of study. And yes, there is homework.
Initiate. Third level. A lot more study and work. Its just a step below priesthood.
Then there is Clergy. About as high as it goes. Comparable to High Priest/ess in other faiths.
Sorry, I guess I kinda prattled on.
Any specific questions you have, Just ask.
Oh, one other thing I forgot to mention.
In ADF, the god's are distinct entities, they are not aspects of a divine energy, or aspects of the Lord and Lady, as in some pagan faiths.
Also, mixing pantheons is frowned upon.
Thanks everyone! I'm happy to say I signed up last night after extensively reading through the basic stuff on the website :)
I also suggest the website paganachd.com if you are interested in celtic culture. I know of a good website for hellenic culture if you go that route.