Freedom First is a recognized leader in community and economic development programs that improve the quality of life of individuals and communities. Are you are interested in a career development loan for licensure and certification training? Ask about our loans for Healthcare, Welding, Truck Driving, CNA certifications and licensures.


Get help financing certifications and licensures with Freedom First. In addition you can ask about loans for school supplies, reliable transportation and other career development related needs.

  • Great rates
  • Flexible terms & payment options
  • Custom underwriting

Do you have questions about how education costs can fit into your household budget? We have financial mentors that can help.

In order to qualify for this program, you must be eligible to join Freedom First by living, working, worshiping, or going to school anywhere throughout Botetourt, Craig, Franklin, Montgomery, or Roanoke counties or the cities of Roanoke, Radford, or Salem.

Contact Anna Beard at (540) 904-4205 or, or Tim Cerebe at (540) 527-3532 or