The subject of the study is the creation of a system for assessing professional competencies and the formation and implementation of this system into pedagogical university students' educational activities in the context of distance learning. The authors aim to implement the evaluation procedure in a new format due to the introduction of the High Alert State in Moscow and, consequently, remote operations. The developers are faced with the task of not only realizing the assessment of professional competencies but also maintaining the openness of the procedure, ensuring the possibility of communicative interaction between students and employers. Based on the analysis of specialized sources and as a result of discussion within the expert community, new assessment tools are proposed, and an appropriate assessment scheme is developed. The procedure is based on a competency-based approach, the development is carried out considering the requirements of the federal state educational standard, as well as the WorldSkills Russia professional skill competitions in the category “Teaching in general and secondary schools”. The procedure is tested based on the Moscow City University within the framework of the Moscow Teacher Certificate project for students. The project has been implemented since 2017, however, for the first time the project has been carried out in a remote format. The data obtained during the study make it possible to identify the possibilities of the assessment procedure in the distance learning context and the key features of students' participation in the procedure and determine the most significant organizational aspects. Based on the results of testing, conclusions are made about the advantages and disadvantages of this procedure, both in terms of content and in organizational terms. The prospects for applying the procedure and the necessary improvements in the future are determined.