From the California Department of Real Estate’s (DRE’s) website:

All offices will be closed the first and third Fridays of each month beginning Friday, Feb. 6. The closure is in connection with the Governor’s Executive Order (S-16-08) that addresses the state’s $42 billion deficit and ongoing fiscal crisis.

In order obtain specific information pertaining to a license and exam applicants or to get information on the status of a pending application or to reschedule a future examination the department encourages the use of eLicensing or the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) by calling toll free1-877-DRE-4LIC.