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Government Training Solutions

Government agencies are continually faced with the challenge of doing more with less. As a result, government personnel are challenged with expanding demands to improve productivity and efficiency. Often these improvements hinge on a crucial component to improve processes. That component is training. 

For over 30 years New Horizons has provided customized, comprehensive and best value training solutions necessary to accelerate change and help relieve the budget pressures facing the military services in the Department of Defense, nearly all cabinet level agencies and numerous other civilian and defense agencies within the government. New Horizons has helped government agencies develop hundreds of learning solutions and in some cases introduced groundbreaking methodologies interacting with Congress and Executive Branch Level Leaders.

New Horizons blend of in-depth government expertise and learning best practices has played a key role in helping government agencies and branches achieve the goal of a highly trained computing environment that supports real-life global operations capable of the highest levels of response.

City, County, and State Organizations

New Horizons offers a broad range of courses for state and local government employees that can be used to strengthen existing skill sets or drive successful professional development. Whether you’re responsible for the public works department, water and wastewater management, IT infrastructure, safety and operations and more – we provide an all-inclusive training solution.

Desktop Applications Training

Understanding and optimizing the power of Project, Access, Excel, Word and other applications to maximize personnel productivity is an ongoing and challenging task. New Horizons offers a full range of software application training specifically designed to enhance user productivity. From " How to Analyze Project Data" to "Tables, Pivot Tables and Conditional Formatting," New Horizons can customize and deliver interactive training to assist government employees with their specific needs or questions. 




New Horizons offers training for teachers, administration and school staff. Today, School leaders are tasked with the challenge of doing more with less. We understand this challenge and have helped many education entities exceed with limited funds.


Certification Programs 

Certification is one of the best ways to validate that your personnel have the requisite competencies, technical knowledge, skills and experience to do their jobs. New Horizons provides training for more than 50 certifications from leading technology vendors and organizations, including Microsoft, Citrix, Cisco, Adobe, VMware and CompTIA



Special Districts

Sanitation, Irrigation, Utility 

Special Districts are comprised of multiple government agencies. These agencies require specialized training for each department. Our representatives have worked with many Special District entities to customize training to meet their needs. Contact one of our representatives to create a customized training plan.  


Meet Compliance Regulations

Cyber Security 

Applying technology to improve readiness and efficiency is fundamental to the government culture. Through technology the world is getting smaller, threats are more unpredictable, and information has become as valuable a commodity as any tangible asset. In addition to being the world's largest independent training provider, New Horizons holds the designation of being the largest network provider for many of our technical and certification vendor partner programs, including: 

  •  Microsoft Certified Partner for Learning Solutions
  • Cisco Authorized Training 
  • Computing Technology Industry Association - CompTIA Security+ & CySA+
  • VMware Authorized 
  • Citrix Authorized Learning Centers
  • EC Council Authorized Training Partner (ATP) Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH)
  • Authorized Prometric Testing Centers 
  • ISC2 Authorized Education Providers (AEP)

Unsure which cybersecurity certification is right for you? START HERE

End User Security

Your employees could be the biggest threat to your network. The average cost for a company to remedy a hack is about $4,000,000. That's about $157 per record. Almost 80% of these breaches are due to human error. Train your end users how to spot these red flags, warning signs, and more: 

  • Ransomware
  • Social Engineering
  • Phishing
  • Malware

To sample this course, click our video below:

Workplace/Sexual Harassment Training 

New Horizons Multi-State training adheres to some of the strongest and most stringent workplace harassment laws in the nation. Requirements of who needs training may vary across the nation but the training covers compliance in all states. To find out more and discuss your specific needs, request a quote and we will gladly discuss the options available to you.

Blog: According to Compliance Week. "If you're following New York or California, you're doing as much or more than you need to be doing in almost every state," says Joshua Zuckerberg, a partner at law firm Pryor Cashman. Read More about What CA SB 1343 Means For My Company.

Whitepaper: While many of the new laws stemmed from the #MeToo movement and strengthen harassment protections. There are many others that clear up ambiguities in laws passed in prior years and a few make small changes to employers in specific industries. Download the report to read all about the California labor laws in effect on January 1, 2020.

Course Demo: It is important that employees be responsible for maintaining harmonious relationships in the workplace. This includes identifying the standards and boundaries for appropriate and inappropriate behavior. By maintaining harmonious relationships, you can prevent harassment and help to create a better and safer workplace. In this demo, you will learn:

    • Definition of Sexual Harassment 
    • Types of Harassment 
    • The Effects of Sexual Harassment on the Workplace 
    • How to maintain A Better/Safer Work Environment


Easy Procurement Options

Learning & Enrollment Portal for the State of California Employees

Government agencies can take advantage of using a specialized portal for whom we already work with for fast enrollment with specialized discount pricing. Please enter the portal here.



With a variety of contracting vehicles at your disposal, New Horizons makes it easy to contract training at the speed of need.



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State of California Department of Health Care Services


State of California Water Boards


State of California Employment Development Department


State of California Department of Water Resources


State of California Military Department (California National Guard)


State of California Office of Emergency Services


State of California Department of Fish and Wildlife


State of California Department of Motor Vehicles


State of California Department of Transportation - CalTRANS District 12


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Funding / Grants    

Our representatives have decades of experience working with government agencies and can help you navigate funding/grants to reach your training goals. Grants are available to those who qualify. Contact one of our experts to see how we can help. 

Learning Credits

Learning Credits are a great way to use encumbering funds to maximize training dollars and reserve the surplus for next years budget needs. State/local governments and the DoD have all used Learning Credits to maximize their budgets. Whether the full scope of training needed for the next fiscal year is known or not, these entities rely on securing Learning Credits to manage their training and development budget. 

Government Agencies using Learning Credits - Imperial County Office of Education, USAF Nellis AFB, City of San Bernardino, City of Burbank, Town of Oro Valley, Metropolitan Water District                                                                                                                                             




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Partner Accreditations

New Horizons is a:

  • Microsoft Certified Gold Partner for Learning Solutions
  • Cisco Authorized Learning Partner
  • VMware Authorized Training Partner
  • CompTIA Platinum Partner
  • EC-Council Accredited Training
  • Red Hat Training Partner
  • PearsonVue Exam Center

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What Our Students Say

  • 79% of IT Professionals improved productivity from their training at New Horizons
  • 89% returned to New Horizons to further their skills
  • 90% of IT Professionals recommend New Horizons
  • 91% felt New Horizons content prepared them for certification
  • 92% took additional courses with New Horizons because of Instructor Quality
  • 98% would recommend New Horizons to others
  • 100% have increased their job security by taking a course

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Find a Government Training Location Near You

Ready to become a Government technology certified professional? Looking to advance your career or start a new one? New Horizons provides a clear learning path and training for professionals looking to gain certifications. New Horizons Learning Group has 10 convenient locations in major west coast and southwestern cities. Each of our facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and well versed instructors. Most of our courses can be taken in person or online. We provide hosted long distance courses, online live, dedicated and onsite training for groups, instructor led courses, and even custom courses. Find one of our convenient locations near you and start learning today:

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Upcoming Popular Government Training & Certification Courses

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Excel 2016 - Part 1 10/11/2022 Online LIVE - Remote Learning (Pacific Time)
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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt 12/05/2022 Online LIVE - Remote Learning (Pacific Time)
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What Our Students Say About New Horizons Government Training

"I wanted to express our appreciation to you for the End User Cyber Security training that you presented on our behalf. It was extremely informative and the participation illustrated the importance of this topic to employees. Once again, thank you for making the training successful and we appreciate your knowledge and expertise on the subject."

Thomas Cody
Director of HR & Risk Management
City of Monterey Park

"Our IT department has had many critical projects, one such being the deployment of systems center configuration manager. The New Horizons team was instrumental in the effort of custom education and was able to deliver training to over 40 individuals based on the description given to them for the project...I am confident that New Horizons will be able to assist us in the future."

Randee Rocke
Information Technology Officer
County of Riverdale Dept. of Public Social Services

"Our organization was working on introducing Microsoft System Center into our environment but, we had limited knowledge, time, and resources to get this done. New Horizons worked with our staff and our busy schedules to get us enrolled in a learning center that was close by as well as online offerings. Thanks to that we were able to implement the Microsoft solution within our organization and we have made significant progress."

Ruben Ortiz
System Administrtor
University of Redlands | ITS | MS GIS Program