VFD Commissioner Certification Training


The VS-Training course provides factory-authorized certification of personnel responsible for commissioning the Johnson Controls VSD Series product line. The first half of the instruction provides a high level of technical detail related to the set-up and operation of the VSD Series drive. The second half of the instruction provides technical detail on how to diagnose and repair VFDs in general. Certified startup pulls in a 3rd year VFD warranty extension at no additional charge. This course will provide participants with the necessary theory and hands-on labs for commissioning and servicing of Johnson Control VSD Series VFDs. Upon completion of this training, participants are certified in:

  • Equipment Installation, Wiring and Start-Up
  • Drive Application Review
  • Parameter Configuration and Quick Start Wizard for HVAC
  • VFD Troubleshooting and Repair


Training equipment:


VSD training demo units and tools are supplied during the class. A free VSD PC diagnostic software tool will be provided during the class. If an attendee brings a PC to the class they will receive training utilizing VSD troubleshooting software tools.


Course Outline


  • Introduction & Product Offering Overview
  • Motor and Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) basics
  • VFD Components and assemblies
  • Theory of Operation
  • Key Pad Introduction
  • Software Programs System Level
  • Application Software JCI Specific and programming
  • Parameter Menu overview
  • Quick Start
  • Installation Practices and precautions
  • Pre Power ‘ON” checks
  • Power Up Checks
  • Service precautions and safety notices
  • Recommended tools and equipment requirements
  • Why motors can fail
  • Main Circuit Diagrams and mechanical Construction
  • Troubleshooting
  • Parts replacement
  • Optional Boards
  • Intellipass circuit and test points
  • Installation and Harmonic problems