Trane University

LonTalk Fundamentals

Self Paced

  • 1 Hour

LonTalk Fundamentals

Course Description

This course explains LonTalk and identifies the existing network management.  LonTalk fundamentals is a self-paced program with guided readings in the LonTalk literature. Upon completion of the guided reading, learners must pass a 10 question quiz with a score of 80% or better to complete the program.

Specific Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

•        Identify the LonTalk protocol rules applied within Trane

•        Identify the number of devices on a link

•        Identify the correct Wire type/length

•        Distinguish  location/necessity  of Repeaters

•        Identify location and application of end of line terminations each end of the link

•        Identify an appropriate LonTalk network architecture daisy chain

•        Recognize when to use the Rover in Active or Passive Operating Modes

•        Predict when network management is necessary

•        Recognize proper LonTalk addressing including: Domain ID, Subnet ID, and  Node ID.

•        Identify the SCC and DAC LonTalk pr

Who Should Attend

Controls Technicians, Controls Service Technicians, and Technical roles working with Trane HVAC system controllers should attend this course.

Note: Upon completion of the guided reading, learners must pass a 10 question quiz with a score of 80% or better to complete the program.


Locations & Dates

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Trane University provides HVAC Learning and Development solutions by delivering innovative, dynamic education opportunites.  Our industry-leading training empowers customers to develop a high level of proficiency by operating and optimizing their equipment, controls and building systems. Trane University integrates innovative teaching technologies for all types of learning including classroom, virtual, online and webinar training. We use interactive and hands-on learning experiences as well as Trane-developed tools for load, system, energy and economic analysis. Experienced professional instructors have strong controls and HVAC service backgrounds and are familiar with Trane equipment. They draw on the expertise of Trane applications engineers, product engineers, technical support engineers and product development teams to provide the best training possible..

Trane University professional education is offered through two tracks:

Building Systems and Controls Training (system design and optimization) is appropriate for Facility owners/management and Engineers

Technical Service Training (operation, maintenance and troubleshooting) is appropriate for HVAC service and maintenance technicians, maintenance supervisors and mechanical contractors

Accredited programs

Trane University is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Trane University complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, Trane University is authorized to issue the IACET Continuing Education Unit (CEU)..

Trane University and its instructors receive no compensation for any products, instruments, devices,services or materials presented or discussed in training events. 

Trane University staff use formal and informal assessment methods during the training program to allow them to modify activities to improve student outcomes.


Student transcripts are considered confidential. They are accessible by the student in the Trane Education Center. To access your learning transcript log into the TEC and run the Transcript from the Reports menu. If you wish to request release of your training transcript to others, please contact us at to request a Transcript Authorization form.

Federal Government 

Training provided by Trane University™ is listed in the GSA Federal Supply Schedule. 

Building Security

Attendees are issued a temporary identification badge upon arrival and are required to display the badge on their person throughout the duration of the course.

Tobacco Policy

Our facilities are tobacco-free. Designated tobacco areas are provided outside of the building.

Photo Policy

Applies to Technical Service Training only.  

Photography inside the Technology Center requires special authorization. Check photography equipment with our security department when entering the building.

Proper Clothing

Normal work or business casual attire is required. Shorts, sandals and flip-flops are not appropriate. Long pants and long-sleeve shirts of 100 percent cotton must be worn for Technical Service Training which involves lab equipment with live electrical circuits. Closed-toe leather shoes and long pants are required for plant tours.

Early-Bird Discount

Any class registrations received a minimum of 60 days before the class begins, will receive a 10% “early-bird” tuition reduction.

Training Packages

Trane University Training Packages are designed to help you save money when you send one or more people to a class or several classes. This program works by prepaying for training credits, each credit is equivalent to one dollar, which can reduce your cost by up to 40%.

GOLD Training Package - Most Popular!

    • Includes 7,800 credits

    • Package cost $6,000

    • up to 4 courses for the price of 3

    • Gold credits are valid for one year

GOLD PLUS Training Package

    • Includes 11,700 credits

    • Package cost $9,000

    • up to 6 courses for the price of 4

    • Gold credits are valid for one year

PLATINUM Training Package

    • Includes 47,500 credits

    • Cost $30,000

    • up to 25 courses for the price of 15

    • Platinum credits are valid for two years

Login to the Trane Education Center to purchase a training package.

We will contact you within 24 hours to provide your Package code, your credits can be applied immediately. For your convenience, we track the credits your company uses and send periodic updates showing your available credits.


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To register for training, please set up an individual account for each registrant on Then you can search and select the class(es) you need. See our FAQ section for step by step instructions. 

Note: Trane reserves the right to reject any training course enrollment.

Contact Us


Department Line: (855)803-3563; outside of US call 1+(651)407-4022


Payment can be made by: 

• Major credit card (preferred method)

• Purchase order (PO number must be provided when enrolling)

Email Confirmation

The Trane Education Center will email a confirmation at the address you provide in your online profile. You may receive a second confirmation email if the course had not confirmed (hit the minimum number of students) when you registered.  This confirmation email provides a link for information on travel accommodations. If you don’t get an enrollment confirmation, please check your junk mail or make sure Trane Education Center is recognized as a valid sender by your email client. Call us at 855-803-3563 if you have questions.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel a registration up to 14 days before the course start date without penalty. Any cancellation made after that is subject to full tuition cost (student substitutions are allowed).  If you do not cancel and do not come to class, you are considered a no-show. 

All no-show participants will be charged full tuition (including Trane Employees).

Trane University reserves the right to cancel any class. We will notify you of class cancellation on or before 14 days prior to the class start date. We are not responsible for any travel costs related to a class cancellation.

International Students

The technical seminars offered by Trane University are fast paced and conducted in English. Therefore, to receive the full benefit from the training, it is essential that the student speak, read, and understand spoken English competently, including technical terms.

Customers located outside the U.S. must enroll through the Trane office in their region. Approval is required by the local Trane Office in writing before registration can be completed. Any registration that has been approved must be completed with a credit card payment only.

Trane also requires all international students to complete a Business Visa Form, to be submitted to the Trane Global Immigration Services team.

Course locations

• Building Systems and Controls Courses: Trane, St. Paul, Minnesota*

• Technical Service Training Courses: Trane, La Crosse, Wisconsin*

• Regional and Private Classes: Local Trane Sales Offices

Some Technical Service Training courses can be customized at your request and conducted at a Trane sales office or at your site. Call 855-803-3563 to discuss 

your training needs.

*Except where noted in course description

Hotel and Food Information

Hotel recommendations are given for each course. Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. Our travel partner, BCD Travel, is a resource for all students to receive discounted rates at our preferred hotels. Contact information for BCD Travel is provided on our travel information page for each class.

For St. Paul and La Crosse class locations: the preferred hotels provide transportation to and from class each day. 

Trane provides lunches for full day class sessions. Please indicate any dietary restrictions in the Trane Education Center profile.