After much research I found a team in my area I wanted to join (or at the least learn from). I went through the proper channels and applied to be a member of the Florida Ghost Team.
FGT is a TAPS Family Member (as seen on SciFi's Ghost Hunters). I felt this was an important factor for me to feel comfortable that the team I was going to be involved with was legit and was led by the same ideals I have grown to admire in the TAPS team.
As a result, I am now a member of the Florida Ghost Team. I trust I will learn a lot from them and experience things that will help me (and anyone reading this) along the way.